Effect of Stellate Ganglion Block Treatment on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms – A Randomized Clinical Trial

After years of research, Dr. Lipov’s treatment has been proven – by a now-published clinical trial – to make “a significant difference” for veterans with PTSD.

From the article: 
Key Points

Question  How does stellate ganglion block compare with sham treatment in reducing the severity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms over 8 weeks?

Findings  In this sham-controlled randomized clinical trial, 2 stellate ganglion block treatments 2 weeks apart were effective in reducing Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 total symptom severity scores over 8 weeks. The adjusted mean symptom change was −12.6 points for the group receiving stellate ganglion blocks, compared with −6.1 points for those receiving sham treatment, a significant difference.

Meaning  Stellate ganglion block treatment warrants further study as a posttraumatic stress disorder treatment adjunct.

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Click here to read in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Effect of Stellate Ganglion Block Treatment on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms – A Randomized Clinical Trial

After years of research, Dr. Lipov’s treatment has been proven – by a now-published clinical trial – to make “a significant difference” for veterans with PTSD.

From the article: 
Key Points

Question  How does stellate ganglion block compare with sham treatment in reducing the severity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms over 8 weeks?

Findings  In this sham-controlled randomized clinical trial, 2 stellate ganglion block treatments 2 weeks apart were effective in reducing Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 total symptom severity scores over 8 weeks. The adjusted mean symptom change was −12.6 points for the group receiving stellate ganglion blocks, compared with −6.1 points for those receiving sham treatment, a significant difference.

Meaning  Stellate ganglion block treatment warrants further study as a posttraumatic stress disorder treatment adjunct.

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Click here to read in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Pain specialist uses injections to help military personnel with PTSD

Story from WGNtv

CHICAGO — A local pain medicine specialist says he can inject a sense of calm into patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Critics are waiting for results from a formal study; meanwhile, hundreds of people, including military personnel, say they’ve been saved, including a woman with nightmarish injuries who traveled to Chicago because she says she knows he treatment works.

First Lt. Katie Blanchard, a retired U.S. Army nurse, suffered a horrific attack… read here for more

Medal of Honor recipient praises revolutionary neck injection treatment for PTSD

Story from Military Times

18 June 2019

A therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder that some doctors believe will “revolutionize the way PTSD is handled” was the subject of a recent “60 Minutes” report featuring a number of afflicted veterans, including one Medal of Honor recipient.

The breakthrough treatment, called stellate ganglion block, or SGB, has been shown to significantly diminish various symptoms of PTSD, such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Read more here

Treating PTSD with the Stellate Ganglion Block with Navy Veteran Meriwether Ball

 

Story from VeteranOnTheMove.com

25 February 2019

Meriwether Ball, USMC historian and journalist, has provided pro-bono public affairs effort for Dr. Eugene Lipov since her successful treatment, relieving her of 50 years of symptoms.  Dr. Eugene Lipov is the pioneering anesthesiologist who developed the Lipov Block, the stellate ganglion block for treatment of PTSD.

I don’t have flashbacks, nightmares anymore and I have to tell you that it was so unfamiliar.  The first thing I said, Greg asked me how do I feel and I said, it’s so noisy in here. He said that’s something, a lot of people who have had the block experience that the noise in your head is so loud.  I didn’t realize that flashbacks had audio. – Meriwether Ball

Read more here…

Wounded Heroes Documentary Promo Video

 

This trailer is about Eugene Lipov, M.D. ‘s stellate ganglion block! Click here for video

Silver Dove Films is a 501(C)(3) non-profit that is producing a documentary to save the lives of our veterans. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and there are 22+ veterans committing suicide each day. The goal of this documentary is to change that by showing veterans the many available treatments, without drugs, that are having tremendous success treating PTS. The documentary will have interviews with doctors, psychiatrists, veterans, and other experts. Veterans will have hope and get the help they need as they see the many possibilities of treating their post-traumatic stress without black labeled drugs with serious side effects.

CONTACT: Patients Seeking Lipov Block (SGB)

Patient forms: hover HERE then click on blue hyperlink for forms, or call/email Greg Alberth, Dr. Lipov’s Research Assistant :

Call 844.SGB.PTSI or Email: hope4ptsi@gmail.com

Thank you!

Another Great Podcast about Lipov Block

Treating PTSD with the Stellate Ganglion Block Dr Eugene Lipov

By Joe Crane, Veteran on the Move
24 April 2017

162: Healing Hero with Dr Eugene Lipov On today’s episode, Joe Crane discusses Healing Hero with Dr Eugene Lipov. Eugene is the founder of Healing Hero and The Global Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Foundation. His mission is to help military personnel suffering from PTSD transition to a productive, healthy life. Tune in for some classic insights about the treatment he offers! Click here (or on title) to listen!

 

Before & After My PTSD

It now seems so easy to describe. Before my God Shot (the Lipov Block), not so much.

Allow me to describe flashbacks and nightmares as I lived them.

For 50 years (since early childhood) videos of the worst events in my life constantly circled my head – in high def and at max volume – which were so consuming that I could not see past them and could barely hear over them. Yet they were invisible to everyone else.

Sometimes certain horrors would stay front and center for longer than the few moments they would normally be visible to my brain as they circulated. When that happened a terrible uptick in my symptoms of anxiety and fear would seize my mind and freeze my body.

Hearing God’s tiny voice in my heart was the only thing that consistently eased my suffering. Sometimes – when new traumas were occurring in my life – counselling would keep me away from the edge. Psych meds never did anything but harm, to me.

When I read about the Lipov Block in this article, it took less than 10 minutes for me to find and deliver an email to Dr. Lipov’s research assistant Greg Alberth.  That was 12 June 2017. On 14 July 2017 I got my God Shot, and my entire existence shifted in shockingly wonderful ways.

If you’ve had PTSD for a long time, you know exactly what your problem is. Because of the constant videos I did not have access to much of my intellect, or my emotional drive, or my decision-making skills. My brain was consumed with these involuntary memory recollections, recalled with such intensity.

I knew if that would go away I would be a bullet shot out of a gun. I would be able to think and feel and be in today.

And that is exactly what happened. I immediately dreamt big dreams for myself. I immediately went back to university and am killing it. I immediately began a plan-of-action for myself professionally and personally. I immediately leaned in.

When I commissioned these illustrations to help folks visualize what PTSD was like for me and others, I had to include an attentive black dog. His name is Julius. I mention this because just after my Lipov Block my companion canine who had been with me nine years came down with incurable, untreatable cancer. I hospiced him till his death this past February.

Before the block, not only would I never have been able to attend university, I would never have had the emotional stability to care for a dying loved one day in and day out for several months.

This is not to say I wasn’t stressed or distressed, I was. But I could handle it. I don’t have nightmares or flashbacks or loud memories in my ear any longer.

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Although Julius is gone from my side physically, I sense his spirit with me at all times.

This is how life should be; sensitive, focused, passionate and capable.

Amen.

Meriwether Ball
Site Manager

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