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StellaCenter69 karma

Here are a few resources for you to look at:

Heliyon paper, 2023: Efficacy of combined subanesthetic ketamine infusion and cervical sympathetic blockade as a symptomatic treatment of PTSD/TBI in a special forces patient with a 1-year follow-up: A case report02098-4?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS2405844023020984%3Fshowall%3Dtrue)

“Combined KI and CSB appear to have a profound and long lasting (over 1 year) impact on the symptoms of TBI and PTSD."

Pain Physician Journal paper, 2022: Utility of Cervical Sympathetic Block in Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Multiple Cohorts: A Retrospective Analysis

“Average decrease in PCL score for men and women was 28.59 and 29.2, respectively. Statistically significant improvements in PTSD symptoms were noted independent of the causative trauma type, gender, age greater than 20, previous suicide attempts, or use of prescription medications for PTSD. Among the 21 types of reported trauma, 19 types reached statistical significance.”

Stella Center whitepaper, 2021: From Post-Traumatic Stress Injury To Sustained Healing: A New Model For Care

“Results of this study showed clinically significant outcomes in over 80% of those treated within a single clinic visit. This is defined as a decrease in the PCL of at least 10 points, a standard of treatment success that is set by the National Center for PTSD.

Moreover, the average change in symptom severity scores was a drop of 28.59 points on the PCL for males, and 29.2 for females, respectively. Functionally, these decreases translate to taking someone with very high severity to a very low symptom severity level.”

JAMA Psychiatry paper, 2019: Effect of Stellate Ganglion Block Treatment on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

“In this sham-controlled randomized clinical trial, 2 stellate ganglion block treatments 2 weeks apart were effective in reducing Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 total symptom severity scores over 8 weeks. The adjusted mean symptom change was −12.6 points for the group receiving stellate ganglion blocks, compared with −6.1 points for those receiving sham treatment, a significant difference.”

StellaCenter22 karma

Are you speaking about the procedure or long term treatment? We only use a quick twilight sedation for the patients during the treatment that wears off soon after the SGB is completed. The anesthetic used for the DSR SGB doesn't stay in the system long. DSR SGB does not compromise your survival instinct because it does not “turn off” your fight-or-flight response. When your fight-or-flight response is stuck in an overactive state, your body is constantly experiencing a high level of stress which can be due to an imaginary threat. For example, it can feel like you’re being chased by an imaginary bear. DSR SGB does not take your ability to run away from the bear. Instead, it removes the imaginary bear. Should a real bear appear, you will still instinctually run away from it.

-Dr. Lipov

StellaCenter18 karma

I would suggest working with a pediatric phycologist to help desensitize him to dogs, they would have the best methods to assist with helping him get over the experience.

- Dr. Lipov

StellaCenter12 karma

The symptoms are actually the same if experienced in adulthood or childhood.


StellaCenter11 karma

This treatment doesn't require you to take medications. We use CBT in conjunction with DSR SGB to assist in the patients healing journey. DSR works much quicker, it works within minutes compared to months.

-Dr. Lipov