New Study Supports Using Shot to Treat PTSD

From USNI news: 

Proponents of treating post-traumatic stress disorder with a shot to the neck instead of more traditional medication and intense therapy now have a peer-reviewed study to back up their claims of the method’s effectiveness.

The shot, called a stellate ganglion block, is administered by health care professionals into the neck of an individual who screens for suffering from PTSD. The treatment is not a cure for PTSD. Instead, it focuses on the part of a patient’s nervous system, the stellate ganglion, that is critical to regulating the physiological reactions tied to PTSD.

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2 thoughts on “New Study Supports Using Shot to Treat PTSD

  1. Good afternoon,

    I am not sure if my situation would apply for this sort of treatment. I have had addiction issues for years and thought I would give it a shot. I have been in an a dive relationship, had deaths of close friends, etc and did not know if this would be something that could help me. Please let me know.

    Thanks

    Kate Cheek

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    1. Hi Kate. It sounds like you have had a lot of trauma and the shot helps very much with trauma issues. I too am in recovery and all that trauma really weighed down on my recovery. But after getting the shot life is a lot better especially with respect to addiction issues. please reach out to Greg the Research Assistant on the contact us page or patients seeking the help page.

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