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PTSD Injection Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most commonly associated with war veterans, but it is remarkably common with over 8 million Americans aged 18+ living with PTSD. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop after you have experienced some form of traumatic experience. PTSD is difficult to live with, but treatment is possible and we offer a highly effective treatment called the stellate ganglion block which can instantly alleviate many of the main symptoms as-sociated with PTSD.

Causes of PTSD

A few of the more common causes of PTSD include:

  • Military action
  • A car accident
  • Being physically attacked
  • Sexual assault
  • The death of a loved one
  • Being diagnosed with a life-threatening condition

Common Symptoms of PTSD

People with PTSD can develop a wide range of symptoms after the event – this can happen instantly or even take a few years for symp-toms to develop. The symptoms are wide-reaching and can affect people differently. The main symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Flashback/nightmares
  • Insomnia
  • A constant state of fear
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Low sex drive
  • Trouble finding joy in life

Difficult To Live With

These are just a few of the more common symptoms but there are many more. These symptoms can interfere with all areas of your life which is why you hear of so many people with PTSD who struggle to hold down a job or struggle to maintain relationships. This some-times leads people to take their own lives. PTSD can be hard to live with and interfere with many areas of your life, but it is important to know that there are effective treatment options available and many people go on to lead happy lives.
PTSD Treatments

Treatment methods will depend on the individual, but a combination of approaches is often used, such as:

Although these methods can be effective, there is another type of treatment which has been labeled as a breakthrough treatment in recent times. This is known as the stellate ganglion block (SGB) injection that can provide immediate relief. The stellate ganglion is a collection of nerves found in the neck which control the “fight or flight” response. 

In those with PTSD, it has been found that they have an overactive sympathetic nervous system that constantly pro-duces stress hormones, which can lead to constantly feeling anxious and on edge. The SGB injection is simply a mixture of local an-esthetic that is injected on the right side of the neck and numbs the stellate ganglion. This essentially resets the transmitter and diminishes the main symptoms of PTSD which can, in turn, help with the other symptoms, including depression.

Fast-Acting Results

While other forms of treatment can be effective, it can sometimes take months for any results to show. On the other hand, the PTSD injection treatment works immediately and can last for months to several years depending on the individual. People report feeling much calmer, happier, and like a huge weight has been lifted from their shoulders within 30 minutes of having the SGB procedure done. In addition to immediately helping them to lead a happier life, this can also be helpful in terms of pushing forward with other forms of treatment.

Part Of A Treatment Plan

Our SBG injections are a fantastic treatment solution but it is im-portant to note that the SGB is not a cure for PTSD and you will still highly recommended to work with a mental health professional to move forward. The injection will not erase memories of the traumatic incident but the fact that it can alleviate symptoms and bring calm-ness can make managing these memories much easier and help with other treatment solutions, such as CBT.

The Future Of PTSD Treatment?

It is thought that the SGB injection could completely revolutionize PTSD treatment in the coming years and it has already helped peo-ple all around the world to lead happier lives. It is understandable to have some concerns over any new treatment, but the SGB injection is a low-risk procedure and has been safely carried out for nearly 100 years. The injection was originally used to treat chronic pain, but it has more recently been used to treat PTSD symptoms and has proven to be both safe and highly effective. The injection is accu-rately administered using fluoroscopic imagery, which allows our doctors to see exactly where the medication is being administered.

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can be incredibly difficult to live with and affect many areas of your life. It is also very common and anyone can suffer from PTSD after experiencing or witnessing any kind of traumatic event. Those that live with PTSD often relive the experience over and over again and constantly feel on edge, which can have dangerous knock-on effects. It is important to know that PTSD can be treated, however, and the SGB injection is an excel-lent option due to the fact that it can provide immediate relief and help the individual to reduce stress hormones. This can then help the individual to overcome their difficulties through other forms of treatment and self-care.

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