News

Revolutionizing PTSD Treatment: Behavioral Health Experts Endorse Stellate Ganglion Block

In a groundbreaking shift in the treatment of trauma-related disorders, the stellate ganglion block (SGB) has emerged as a beacon of hope. This innovative procedure, successfully utilized for over a decade, has been making remarkable strides in alleviating post-traumatic stress symptoms. Thousands of US military service members, civilians, and veterans across Europe and North America have found solace through SGB, highlighting its global impact.

The crux of SGB’s effectiveness lies in its targeted approach towards the autonomic nervous system. This approach synergizes beautifully with trauma-focused psychotherapy, creating a holistic treatment model. What sets SGB apart is its direct impact on the body’s stress response system, offering a unique adjunct to conventional psychotherapeutic techniques.

However, despite its growing popularity and success, there is a noticeable lack of published best practices for this emerging therapy. This gap in knowledge often leaves clinicians navigating uncharted waters when attempting to integrate new treatments into their practice. Recognizing this challenge, a qualitative study was conducted to gather insights from therapists experienced in utilizing SGB for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

An 18-item survey, disseminated between May and June 2020, reached a diverse group of behavioral health professionals. The findings are nothing short of compelling. An overwhelming 95% of these clinicians, who have personally incorporated SGB into their trauma-focused therapy sessions, would recommend it to their colleagues. These professionals regard SGB as an invaluable tool in the treatment of trauma-related disorders.

Remarkably, SGB’s utility has been rated on par with, if not exceeding, the most valuable interventions outlined in the American Psychological Association’s Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD Treatment. The unanimous feedback from the respondents, categorizing SGB as either ‘Very Beneficial’ or ‘Somewhat Beneficial,’ speaks volumes. Notably, none found it to be ‘Not Helpful’ or ‘Harmful’.

This study’s insights urge behavioral health providers to consider integrating SGB with standard trauma-focused care. The compelling evidence and overwhelming support from the clinical community underscore the potential of SGB as a transformative tool in PTSD treatment. Its ability to offer relief and hope to those grappling with the debilitating effects of trauma marks a significant milestone in mental health care.

In conclusion, as we continue to navigate the complex landscape of PTSD treatment, the stellate ganglion block (SGB) stands out as a promising, innovative approach. Its endorsement by seasoned behavioral health clinicians not only validates its efficacy but also illuminates a path forward in the ongoing quest to provide practical, compassionate care to those affected by trauma.

For additional information, please call or text:
Dariusz Nasiek, MD: tel. 201-894-1313, SMS: 973-773-7730
Allied Neurology & Interventional Pain Practice
Englewood Office: 185 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631
[email protected]www.AlliedSpineInstitute.com

Testimonials

Valadimir Sala
The doctor is excellent.
02/02/2024
Alex Hernandez
Dr. Nasiek is a very knowledgeable physician who cares about his patients. I have worked with him for over ten years, and he gives patients many options. His facility is organized and up to date. He is also a great teacher and hosts valuable seminars I have attended. He is also the author of a second edition of the PRP book. You will feel comfortable and at ease with Dr. Nasiek.
10/02/2024
SPB
Dr. Nasiek's practice prioritizes patient care in a professional setting with polite staff and punctual appointments. It's a reliable option for medical care.
03/09/2023
See all opinions
201-894-1313
Dr. Nasiek specializes in Interventional Pain, identifying the source of pain and providing solutions with expertise in anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Practice.