SGB Injection For Long Covid

In Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida and Virginia

Living with Long COVID presents a unique set of challenges that can significantly impact your everyday experiences. This condition can transform even the simplest tasks into daunting challenges. At Pain and Spine Specialists, we utilize SGB injections to effectively address long COVID symptoms such as brain fog, loss of taste and smell, and shortness of breath. Our treatment approach aims to alleviate these symptoms and enhance overall well-being.

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Why Choose SGB Injections For Long Covid?

The effects of Long COVID can be far-reaching and vary greatly from person to person, making it a complex condition to understand and manage. SGB injections work by targeting the stellate ganglion, a cluster of nerves located in the neck. This cluster is responsible for regulating various functions of the body, including heart rate, blood flow, and digestion.

In people with Long Covid, these nerves can become overactive and contribute to symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and shortness of breath. By injecting a local anesthetic into the stellate ganglion area, doctors can temporarily block or numb these nerves. This helps to reduce their overactivity and alleviate symptoms associated with Long Covid.

Contact our injection specialists today to see if SGB injections are a viable option for managing your Long Covid symptoms. Our team at Pain and Spine Specialists is dedicated to providing personalized care and creating treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. Don't let Long Covid control your life any longer, take the first step towards relief with SGB injections. 

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Understanding Long COVID

Long COVID, a term that has become increasingly familiar in our global discourse, represents a post-viral syndrome where symptoms persist for weeks or months beyond the initial recovery period. This phenomenon isn't confined to those who experienced severe COVID-19; individuals with mild cases can also find themselves grappling with this condition.

The persistent symptoms of Long COVID vary significantly among individuals, creating a complex and often confusing picture.

However, some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Joint Pain
  • Headaches
  • Loss of Smell and Taste
  • Chest Discomfort

The global prevalence of Long COVID is a topic of ongoing research. According to UCLA researchers, about 30% of individuals treated for COVID-19 also developed Long COVID.

While COVID can affect anyone, certain demographics appear to be more susceptible. Women, particularly those in the age bracket of 40-60 years, have been reported to experience Long hauler COVID at higher rates than men. Similarly, individuals with pre-existing conditions like diabetes or heart disease may also have a heightened risk.

Understanding the nature and impact of Long haul COVID is a crucial step to better symptom management. Remember, each person's experience with this disease is unique, as your symptoms, their intensity, and duration may differ from others.

Causes of Long COVID

Medical experts are still investigating the specific causes of Long COVID. However, researchers believe that the lingering symptoms may be linked to a combination of factors, such as:

  • Persistent inflammation caused by the initial COVID-19 infection
  • Damage to organs or tissues during the infection that takes time to heal