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…

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!

Nine Questions with Lipov Block Recipient – Shelly

24 May 2018
By Meriwether Ball

Please share how you came to be aware of the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB).

I became aware of the SGB when the tv show the Doctors contacted me about possibly being able to help with my PTSD after surviving a workplace mass shooting.

Why did you think it might help you?

I really didn’t think that anything could help me but I have 3 children and was willing to try anything to help try to be “present” for them.

What symptoms where you hoping to see it relieve?

I was hoping that the physical symptoms like extreme “startle effect” and nightmares might get better. The incident also replayed in my head constantly as if in a loop.

If you’re comfortable, please share how you came to have a trauma illness.

While working in the cosmetics department at my local Macy’s, we had a mass shooter enter our department an hour into my shift. He killed 5 people, 3 of them next to me. When it was my turn for him to fire upon me, he had run out of ammunition and I was the only one spared who had not fled the area. The two customers that we all knew well passed away immediately but my coworker, although shot in the head was still alive but not conscious.

After calling 911 I stayed with my coworker as I waited for the first responders. While waiting I tried to slow her bleeding and comfort her. Unfortunately before the medics arrived she passed away. Although I know CPR I could tell that she was beyond my help.

The first responders were kind enough to allow me to stay with her until they had to completely clear the building and promised to care for her.

After the block, what was the first thing you noticed?

It was funny, after the 2nd procedure, I lost my voice a little and thought that there had been a mistake. After Dr. Lipov said that was temporary then I just felt normal again.

How was the medical and paperwork process for you?

To be honest I don’t remember even having to do any paperwork. I know that I spoke with Greg, who was so kind.

How did staff treat you?

The staff was beyond amazing. Dr. Lipov is an amazing man.

Since receiving the SGB, what has changed for you?

Since the block, I feel like I could have a future. I still need to talk with someone about the incident but I haven’t been up to it- that’s the next step:)

If you felt you needed another one, would you get it done?

If it were determined that I needed another block, I would do it in an instant-it is a lifesaver. I am actually trying to save the money for my oldest son to have it done because he was attacked at the age of 14 and hasn’t yet recovered. I truly believe that the SGB could save his life also.

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

VIDEO – Surprises for Mass Shooting Survivor

The Doctors
Published on Jan 26, 2017
Shelly survived a traumatic mass shooting and she bravely shares her story. The Doctors and PTSD specialist Dr. Eugene Lipov have some surprises in store for Shelly and her family.

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