Dual Sympathetic Block
What is a Dual Sympathetic Block?
A Dual Sympathetic Block is a minimally-invasive injection that resets the sympathetic nervous system. The DSB is a more advanced form of a Stellate Ganglion Block with two injections administered into two nerve bundles in the neck, including the Stellate Ganglion Nerve.
Why Choose a Dual Sympathetic Block?
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Neurocognitive disorders
- DSBs give an overactive nervous system the chance to rest and reset
What can a DSB treat?
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is brought on by a physically or emotionally traumatic life event. Today, the CDC defines trauma as an experience marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury, or the threat of serious injury or death.
Anxiety refers to persistent feelings of fear and dread that are not always triggered by a single, identifiable source. Anxiety often prompts physical changes, like: increased blood pressure, rapid heart rate, excessive sweating, dizziness, headaches, pain, and sleep irregularities.
Some common Long COVID symptoms—fatigue, oxygen deficiency, and brain fog—are related to nervous system dysfunction. By bringing the nervous system down from a heightened fight-or-flight state, DSBs can rapidly alleviate nervous system-related symptoms.
Should Dual Sympathetic Blocks replace therapy?
Do Dual Sympathetic Blocks hurt?
Will I experience side effects?
Following treatment, some patients experience some eyelid droopiness, redness, and congestion. Don’t worry—these are actually good signs, as they indicate that the sympathetic nervous system has been successfully reset. These effects typically diminish within 8 hours of treatment.