Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD, Depression and Anxiety

Along with treating pain, Stellate ganglion block injections have shown to be an effective treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other disorders that result from PTSD, most often anxiety and depression.

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Anyone who is struggling with a hyperactive fight or flight response that is always on might benefit from an SGB injection, as it has a numbing effect on the stellate ganglion nerves so this response is muted. The ganglion nerve block resets the brain by giving it a break from the constant stress signals being sent from the nerves so that it can calm down. 

Those who seek a stellate ganglion injection may see improved symptoms, along with better sleep, higher quality of life, sharper cognitive function, and stronger relationships.  

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How Is PTSD Defined?

PTSD is the response to a traumatic event or series of events that has occurred. PTSD leaves a person struggling to recover from that trauma and can last for months or even years. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are flashbacks, nightmares or unwanted memories, heightened reactions, and anxiety and/or depression. A stellate ganglion block for PTSD reduces the heightened reactions and helps when a person suffering from PTSD is constantly on edge, so they have fewer emotional and physical symptoms. 

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How Is Anxiety Defined?

Anxiety is a natural feeling that humans experience but people can get stuck in an anxious cycle, to the point where it becomes all consuming. Anxiety often accompanies PTSD, as it is part of the fight or flight response and is the body’s way of protecting itself from danger. Anxiety symptoms typically present as an intense and persistent fear or worry about a particular situation. The stellate ganglion block for Anxiety can reduce these feelings by working to ease the overactive amygdala, which is pumping out fear signals in response to the signals it’s receiving. 

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How Is Depression Defined?

Major depressive disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by excessive sadness. Depression is often combined with PTSD, as a reaction to trauma. Also known as clinical depression, it negatively impacts the way a person feels, thinks, and acts, so that they struggle to function in their daily life. Stellate ganglion block depression treatments can minimize the effects of the stress hormones being produced, which plays a significant factor in depression. Depression related behaviors induced by chronic stress are mitigated.  

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