SGB, An Effective Treatment for PTSD

Premier Health & Wellness in The Woodlands, TX

We work with you to develop your own personalized recovery plan. Our trained staff are available to help find the most effective treatment options to help you or your loved one find relief.

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    Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD

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    Controlled, Monitored Professional Medical Setting

SGB, An Effective Treatment for PTSD

The Stellate Ganglion Block has been used as a safe interventional pain procedure since 1925. By 1946, blocking the stellate ganglion has been known to positively affect mental health.

The Stellate Ganglion is a collection of nerves at the base of your neck that carries signals from sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system controls your “fight or flight” response to stress.

SGB therapy provides rapid relief from core PTSD symptoms and can potentially reduce depressive symptoms in patients with chronic PTSD. It is most effective when used in conjunction with other treatments, like cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR and/or exposure-response prevention.

At Premier Health and Wellness, we offer this treatment for effectively relieving PTSD and Anxiety symptoms. Our medical team, led by Dr. Harold Pierre, carefully design your individualized treatment plans according to your needs and preferences. He applies the same protocols he uses to successfully treat combat veterans at the VA hospital in Oklahoma.

Millions of people suffer from the chronic and debilitating physical effects of PTSD. However, PTSD may stop responding to medications, like anti-depressants, and other therapies. SGB therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for people who suffer from PTSD.

The entire process occurs in a controlled medical setting and patients are continuously monitored. At Premier Health & Wellness, we use ultrasound guidance to locate the sympathetic chain of nerves, and local anesthetic is injected along this chain of nerves. Some patients experience an immediate relief.

PTSD is the acronym for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a chronic and disabling psychiatric disorder that starts after exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence. A person suffering from PTSD may experience disturbed sleep, avoidance, altered mood, and recurrent, intrusive, distressing memories of the traumatic event(s).

PTSD can happen to anyone and is often the result of experiences outside of your control. If you have distressing thoughts or feelings after a traumatic event that fails to resolve, there is a good chance you have PTSD. First, complete the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL-5) to score the severity of your systems. Second, watch the 60 Minutes episode on PTSD and the SGB treatment. Third, contact us, we would love to discuss a treatment plan designed for you.

Contact Premier Health & Wellness the Woodlands

If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, it’s important to explore mental health care options. PTSD reduces quality of life. It can prevent its sufferers from accomplishing their everyday responsibilities.

We work with you to develop your own personalized recovery plan. Our trained staff are available to help find the most effective treatment options to help you or your loved one find relief.

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