Stellate Ganglion Blocks in Chino, CA

A Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) is a long-lasting local anesthetic injected next to a collection of sympathetic nerves located in the neck to decrease the flow of norepinephrine to your amygdala. Norepinephrine (adrenalin) controls your stress response, including fear and anger. When you experience a traumatic or stressful event, your body’s fight-or-flight response will be triggered. At Wave Pain Specialists in Chico, CA, Drs. David Lee and John Lee proudly offer Stellate Ganglion Blocks to effectively reduce the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression. If you are experiencing symptoms that disrupt your daily life, contact us today to see if a Stellate Ganglion Block can benefit you.

When you come to our Chino, CA practice for a Stellate Ganglion Block, you will be escorted to a private treatment room. While you are resting face-up on the treatment table, we will begin by checking your blood pressure and inserting an intravenous catheter (IV). Saline and medication will be delivered through the IV to help you relax. After the skin on your right shoulder and neck are cleansed, we will locate the appropriate spots for injection. You will be asked not to talk, cough, or swallow during the procedure, as this can cause the needle to be displaced. Using ultrasound technology, the needle will be guided into place, and the medication will be slowly injected. After injection, you will need to lie flat for five minutes. We will assess the benefits of the treatment and monitor you for 30 – 45 minutes before you are discharged from our facility. You will not be able to drive or operate heavy machinery after the procedure, so you will need to bring someone with you to drive you home once you are discharged. You may experience some bruising and soreness for a few days after treatment, but this should subside after a few days.

A Stellate Ganglion Block can help decrease the symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety, enhancing the lives of our Chino, CA patients. Stellate ganglion blocks offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Reduced anxiety, panic attacks, and depression
  • Decreased nervousness and jumpiness
  • Better sleep
  • Improved relationships
  • Noninvasive treatment
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal side effects
  • Decreased need for medication

Dr. Lee is a lifesaver! I sustained 3 herniated disc's about 18 years ago from an auto accident where I was rear-ended by a drunk driver. Since that time, my pain level began to increase to an 8 or 9 (out of 10) on a daily basis. Living with pain is no joke and affected me physically and mentally. I tried physical therapy, over the counter meds, and holistic approaches that provided minimal relief for brief periods of time. After visiting 3 different doctors, all recommended surgery. A family member found Dr. Lee and in my first visit, he suggested epidural shots to help relieve my pain. He was thorough in his explanations, allowed me to watch the procedure, and educated me throughout the whole process. After my first shot, I felt a level 10 pain for about 3 days, and then it was gone! I was/have been pain free for over 6 months. I can exercise, concentrate, sleep, and feel happy again! He has helped me so much and I appreciate that we found an alternative that has been lifesaving compared to having invasive surgery. Thank you Dr. Lee. No words can capture the relief that you have provided me with!!

M.A. Google

I had one treatment with Dr. Lee and it was absolutely amazing. My knee feels so much better, but what amazes me the most is that they not trying to do more treatments and get more money out of you. They are Honest and very professional they care for the patients not their wallets. Thank you Dr. Lee

O.G. Google

Super clean brand new office. All new furnishings etc. Staff and doctors are very warm and friendly. Great bedside manor. I highly recommend a consultation.

D.L. Google

Went to a few pain clinics for my neck due to a basketball injury. This was the only place that actually helped me with my pain right away. Spoke to John and David Lee and both were very easy to talk to and attentive with my care, nothing felt rushed like other places.

A.S. Google

I was treated for chronic neck pain and Dr. John Lee was incredibly compassionate and professional. It had been causing me significant pain in my daily life and so I felt I needed relief. He eventually recommended a treatment for me. I was glad we were able to find one that helped me so effectively. His office is also at a convenient location with plenty of parking (2nd floor of the Grandview Medical Plaza). Making an appointment was seamless and his staff was also friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend them!

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At Wave Pain Specialists, we know how debilitating ADHD, anxiety, and depression can be. Stellate Ganglion Blocks are a safe and effective treatment with minimal side effects. Drs. David Lee and John Lee are proud to offer SGB treatments to relieve your symptoms and significantly improve your quality of life. Contact our Chino, CA office today to learn more about this advanced treatment and whether it is right for you.

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