Roughly 40% of people who have had COVID-19 across the world have suffered long-term effects, according to a study by the University of Michigan.
A different study by the Mayo Clinic say most people who have COVID-19 recover within a few weeks. But some people, even those who had mild symptoms of the disease, continue to experience symptoms months after their initial recovery. Symptoms like loss of smell or taste, brain fog, muscle pain or headaches, fatigue, joint and chest pain have been reported to linger for weeks to months after infection.
Researchers are now turning to a procedure that’s been around since the 1920′s that shows promising signs of reducing many of those long-term symptoms of COVID-19. It’s called the Stellate Ganglion Block. A study from Neuroversion Inc. followed a 44-year-old female who contracted COVID. Eight months after her diagnosis, she suffered from loss of smell and taste, mental fogginess, headache, and dyspnea. The patient underwent two SGB procedures where she reported seeing a drastic improvement in her condition within minutes of each.
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At Pain Spa, Dr. Krishna is highly experienced in managing patients with long term pain syndromes including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue/ ME. We also see patients with long covid in our clinic and are now offering stellate ganglion block (SGB) for patients with long covid. Please contact us if you wish to have a consultation with Dr. Krishna.