A Little-Known Tale About Stellate Ganglion Blocks

March 6th, 2022
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What the Latest Study Reveals

Once upon a time, there was a little-known therapy called Stellate Ganglion Blocks, otherwise known as SGB. Over the years, this treatment, while admittedly not well-known, proved remarkably effective for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, anxiety, stress-related disorders, insomnia, postpartum depression, among other conditions. However, it remained a mystery to most people (including clinicians). Today, the story is changing …

A New SGB Story

Without much-published information about SGB or guidance for clinicians to integrate it into their current, better-known treatments, many have avoided it completely. As a result, many people are unfamiliar with SGB. But a recent study published in BMJ Journals is changing that.

The study, which gathered information from behavioural health clinicians who had first-hand experience using SGB for their patients, has shown an overwhelming number of positive responses regarding SGB in trauma-focused care. In fact, according to the study, “95% of respondents would recommend SGB to a colleague as a useful tool for the treatment of trauma-related disorders.”

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