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Stellate Ganglion Block Now Offered At Top Bellevue, WA Orthopedic Clinic If you are one of the millions of Americans who are living with chronic pain and the emotional turmoil of an anxiety disorder, you may be suffering from an overactive autonomic nervous system. Thankfully, Orthopedics of Washington has a new treatment that could put you on the path to healing. Offered by the practice’s leading clinician and orthopedic specialist, Dr. Silva, the cutting-edge treatment technology is now available to patients who are suffering from conditions like chronic pain, depression and PTSD. Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) has recently been commended on high- exposure programs like 60 Minutes, The Doctors, and the Joe Rogan Podcast, as well as in numerous clinical peer- reviewed studies. Interventional Orthopedics of Washington is proud to be adding this exciting new methodology to its established roster of treatment programs. A term which may be unfamiliar to you, the Stellate Ganglion can be found in both sides of your neck. It refers to the collection of nerves that sit alongside the top of your spine and control the sympathetic responses of your autonomic nervous system. This nervous system is responsible for the function of key organs and is directly linked to your body’s blood flow, heart rate, respiration rate, bowel and bladder function, reflexes and more. However, this system is extremely vulnerable to stressors. It can enter into a negative feedback loop where the autonomic nervous system becomes constantly overstimulated and overactive, flooding your body’s fight or flight response and worsening the symptoms of pain, PTSD and anxiety. In these cases, medical intervention is required to bring your body’s sympathetic responses back to balance. Dr. Silva uses Stellate Ganglion Block to in effect ‘reboot’ your system in what is a low- intervention, pain-free and quick procedure that takes place in the clinic’s premier facility using real-time ultrasound guidance. Many patients experience an immediate feeling of relief from their symptoms and are able to be discharged shortly after their SGB treatment. Dr. Silva is the head clinician at Interventional Orthopedics of Washington and is an image-guided injection and regenerative therapy specialist. Go to https://iowmed.com/stellate-ganglion-block-sgb to find out more.