SGB is an injection of a local anesthetic into the stellate ganglion, a nerve bundle in the neck connected to the fight or flight system, to help people feel calm again in their own bodies. To learn more about how we can attract new patients for this new treatment at your clinic, please contact our team!
The stellate ganglion is a cluster of nerve cells located in the neck, just below the brain. It plays an important role in the transmission of signals between the brain and the rest of the body. The stellate ganglion block (SGB) is a treatment used to reduce the symptoms of various conditions that involve the stellate ganglion.
It involves the injection of a local anesthetic into the stellate ganglion. This blocks the transmission of signals between the brain and the rest of the body, which can help to reduce the symptoms of conditions such as:
SGB Treatment is a relatively safe and simple procedure that can be performed in a doctor's office. SGB was rated at least as useful as the most valuable interventions listed in the American Psychological Association Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder with 100% of respondents characterizing SGB as ‘Very Beneficial’ or ‘Somewhat Beneficial’, and 0 respondents characterizing SGB as ‘Not Helpful’ or ‘Harmful’.
Given the feedback from this study, behavioral health providers are using SGB in conjunction with standard trauma-focused care. If your clinic is providing this treatment option, we can help expand the practice and attract new patients.
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