A stellate ganglion block involves an injection of anesthetic medication over a specific branch of nerves in your neck called the stellate ganglion. The anesthetic medication bathes the nerves and numbs them. The stellate ganglion is connected to brain regions thought to be overly activated in PTSD, thus numbing the nerves is thought to decrease the activity in these brain regions. A stellate ganglion block is an outpatient procedure, performed by specially trained physicians under x-ray guidance, that has been used to treat various pain disorders including complex regional pain syndrome, facial pain, and upper extremity pain. Treatment of PTSD with stellate ganglion blocks is a newer, innovative application that shows great promise in providing relief of PTSD-related symptoms.
Oasis Therapeutics advanced Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) treatment can relive symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD/ PTSI.
Minimally Invasive Procedure
Oasis Therapeutics are trained to provide our SGB approach in which all Board Certified MDs use image-guided techniques and follow Oasis’s medical and safety protocols
No Negative Systemic Side Effects
The entire treatment is completed in under 20 minutes and is a safe, effective solution with very little risk
Covered by Insurance
SGB uses two FDA-approved anesthetics - Bupivacaine, used for epidurals and dental work, and Ropivacaine, which is used during surgery and labor
One of the most promising biological interventions for psychological trauma Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) is a procedure in which a local anesthetic is injected next to the stellate ganglion, a collection of the sympathetic nerves located in the neck that helps regulate many involuntary functions such as heart rate, blood pressure and sweating.
For years, Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) has been recognized as an FDA-approved pain-relieving treatment. Most recently, Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) has been used off-label to treat symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, long covid and depression because it helps regulate the brain's overactive sympathetic nervous system and "reset" the "fight-or-flight" response to its baseline.
of patients find relief from their ptsd symptoms
of mental health providers surveyed recommended SGB for treating trauma-related disorders
of anxiety symptoms are reduced by dual-level SGB
436 Amherst Street, Suite 100, Nashua, NH 03063