A sympathetic block involves injecting local anesthetic around the sympathetic nerves in the neck or low back. A Stellate Ganglion Block is useful for arm, shoulder or facial pain. For back, leg, or foot pain the sympathetic nerves in the low back are targeted. This is called a Lumbar Sympathetic Block. Sympathetic block is used when you have small nerve fibers that transmit some kind of pain. This kind of block uses a local anesthetic to block the nerve signals at various levels in the body.« Back to Glossary Index
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Arun Pal Singh is an orthopedic and trauma surgeon, founder and chief editor of this website. He works in Kanwar Hospital, Hajipur, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
This website is an effort to educate and support people and medical personnel on orthopedic issues and musculoskeletal health.