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.

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‘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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