Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can be triggered in people who have experienced or witnessed an event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, sexual violation, rape, or other personal traumatic events.
Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, r uncontrollable thoughts about an event.
Initially researched decades ago for depression, stellate ganglion blocks have been used to treat PTSD since 2008.
A stellate ganglion block is an injection of anesthetic to block the sympathetic nerves located in the neck. In the brain the norepinephrine levels are reduced and extra nerve growth is removed, dulling the body’s “fight or flight” response system.
Relief of symptoms may experienced in as little as 30 minutes, and can last for years.
Dr. Hanson has been using this technique since 2011, helping patients progress at times when no other modality seemed to work. OrthoCure Clinic is innovation and research based. Early results indicate that urge to smoke and other addictions may be significantly reduced with this treatment. We are partnering with psychiatric providers to develop this promising treatment as part of a team effort.