Bellevue WA Stellate Ganglion Block Treatment For Long Covid Symptoms Announced

Bellevue WA Stellate Ganglion Block Treatment For Long Covid Symptoms Announced

Dr. Otono Silva of Interventional Orthopedics of Washington offers a minimally invasive procedure to relieve long Covid symptoms, including fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, loss of taste and smell, mental fog, and others. This outpatient treatment allows patients to return home on the same day after the procedure.

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SGB is an established procedure that has been utilized since the 1940s, and research has shown that it can be an effective treatment for reducing fatigue and other long Covid symptoms. Additionally, it can help treat other symptoms such as pain, sweating, and blood pressure fluctuations.

Using a modern ultrasound device to visualize nerves and inject a local anesthetic on the nerve, Dr. Otono Silva targets cervical sympathetic chain activity and “reboots” the autonomic nervous system. The use of ultrasound technology during SGB procedures allows him to guide the needle with precision and avoid any sensitive structures in the neck, allowing for accurate treatment of the stellate ganglion.

Following an SGB treatment, patients may experience temporary side effects, including Horner’s Syndrome and others. Despite this, studies have demonstrated that SGB is well tolerated by patients and typically results in few side effects, which can be managed through rest and avoiding strenuous exercise.

As the founder of Interventional Orthopedics of Washington, Dr. Otono Silva is committed to aiding patients in preserving their joints, enhancing their strength and function, reducing or eliminating pain, and improving their overall quality of life in the long term. Through the use of evidence-based practices, he and his team work with patients to support their bodies’ innate healing abilities.

“Stellate ganglion block injections are safely performed on an outpatient basis at our private facility under real-time ultrasound guidance,” said a spokesperson. “The procedure itself typically takes less than 10 minutes to perform and is followed by a short recovery period before you are discharged. You will need a driver to take you home from this procedure.”

Interested individuals with symptoms of long Covid can find more information on the updated SGB treatments by visiting

Interventional Orthopedics of Washington
1515 116th Ave NE
Suite 202
United States

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