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

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…

‘It could make a difference in a lot of dogs’: Doctor tries PTSD treatment for first time on animal

Story from DailyHerald.com

14 September 2018

By Burt Constable, Editor

A service dog for an Iraq War veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, gentle Reno developed his own PTSD in November after he was pinned under a crashed van and suffered burns.

“He displayed a lot of anxiety,” says owner Sonia Campos-Marchiori, who with her husband, Paul Marchiori, founded the V.E.T. Service Dogs charity that trained Reno and other service dogs. “He was tearing couches up and pulling curtains down.”

Reno barks loudly, growls and snarls as he’s led into the Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove…

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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!

 

Fascinating Podcast with Dr. Lipov

1 June 2018

Interview with Meriwether Ball, Public Affairs Officer

Fascinating interview with E.G. Lipov, M.D. about how he developed his remarkably successful treatment for PTSD symptoms, where it is being used currently, who it is best suited for, and a thought about future use.

In a hurry? Listen to specific topics only:

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Please help other veterans/service members receive this treatment by donating to Dr. Lipov’s Foundation: http://globalptsifoundation.org/donate