SGB Injections Found to Successfully Treat PTSD Symptoms in Veterans

December 4th, 2019

Army-funded clinical trial show troops respond to little-known treatment, relieving sometimes-debilitating effects.

A few anesthetic injections to the neck can reduce the effects of PTSD, promising to open up new avenues for treating troops and veterans suffering from combat trauma, a new study shows.

The multimillion-dollar Army-funded effort was the first to test how injections commonly used to treat arm pain and shingles might be used to treat troops with post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers found statistically significant evidence that the injections alleviate the sometimes-debilitating symptoms of past trauma.

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