PTSD (short for post traumatic stress disorder) is classified as a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent incident. Additionally, PTSD can result from emotional or physical abuse and pain over time. Sadly, PTSD is more common than ever with 7 or 8 out of 100 people experiencing PTSD at some point in their lives.. And in any given year, approximately 8 million adults (in the US) are diagnosed with PTSD.
That said, the discovery of new, effective treatment solutions for PTSD have remained slower to advance than the discovery and uptick of the mental health disorder itself. Until now.
It’s refreshing to finally see more national recognition and support of advanced regenerative medicine treatments for PTSD and related ailments. One of the most effective treatments is the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB). BioReset Medical™ has been performing this procedure for some time with good results. The TV show 60 minutes recently ran a feature story on the SGB and PTSD, hailing the procedure as a real “breakthrough”.
The stellate ganglion block is hailed as being the most fast-acting and effective treatment for PTSD. It works by injecting a local anesthetic deep into the neck to bathe a cluster of nerves called the stellate ganglion. These nerves help control the brain’s fight or flight reactions, signals that go haywire with PTSD. When the anesthetic is injected, it turns off the sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system. The physical effects of the injection, conducted under ultrasound guidance, pass through the body in less than a day. However, the effects of the procedure are shown to alleviate PTSD symptoms up to 6 months and even longer. BioReset recognizes that this is one highly effective strategy to combat PTSD is a critical component of an overall recovery program.
Per the 60 Minutes story, studies at Walter Reed Medical Center show that 80% of their SGB patients had relief from depression and suicidal thoughts. For sufferers like Dakota Meyer and Henry Coto, it has been beyond life-changing. For our patients at BioReset Medical™, the results have been just as positive.
Our team of doctors at BioReset Medical™ will continue to provide relief to those suffering from PTSD using SGB, ketamine therapy, and other strategies to help our patients fully recover physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. We are happy to see an increasing awareness and attention to this pressing illness and the newer therapies for it. Special thanks to Bill Whitaker and the 60 Minutes team for their informative and thought -provoking coverage.
For more information on the subject and how BioReset Medical™ treatments can help your PTSD symptoms – please contact us today.