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Bellevue Stellate Ganglion Block Injections For Long Covid Symptom Relief Update

Long Covid, characterized by a range of persistent symptoms following the initial Covid-19 infection, has become a growing concern among individuals across the US. As such, Interventional Orthopedics of Washington now Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) treatment to provide targeted relief for Long Covid symptoms, including brain fog, fatigue, headaches, and anxiety.

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Led by Dr. Otono Silva, the practice offers the minimally invasive treatment to residents of Bellevue, Washington. In addition to Long Covid symptoms, the SGB treatment can also be effective for other conditions like dysautonomia, POTS, migraines, and PTSD.

“The SGB is used to temporarily turn off the “fight or flight” sympathetic system using an anesthetic medication,” said a spokesperson. “By temporarily numbing or “blocking” the traffic in the cervical sympathetic chain, it is believed that the parts of the brain that control the fight or flight response are allowed to reset, resulting in relief of Long Covid symptoms.”

Dr. Silva utilizes real-time ultrasound guidance to perform stellate ganglion blocks (SGBs). As such, the needle can be guided with enhanced accuracy and safety to avoid delicate structures in the neck while treating the stellate ganglion.

With this method, he accurately visualizes the nervous system and delivers a local anesthetic to the targeted nerve. The procedure can be performed in the office and takes less than 10 minutes to complete, followed by a brief recovery period. Patients can expect a reduction in Long Covid symptoms such as anxiety immediately after the injection or within a few days to weeks.

In addition to SGB, Interventional Orthopedics of Washington also specializes in advanced regenerative orthopedic treatments such as prolotherapy, PRP (platelet-rich plasma), and cellular therapy using ultrasound and fluoroscopy.

A satisfied patient said: “Dr. Silva took the time to sit with me to determine the best course of treatment for my situation. He is well-versed in regenerative medicine and cares about not only what area of your body needs treatment but your overall health moving forward after your procedure.”

Interested parties can find more information by visiting

Interventional Orthopedics of Washington
1515 116th Ave NE
Suite 202

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