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PTSD treatment showing promise

"Hardy is one of about 30 patients receiving Stellate Ganglion Block injections in his neck, and he said the shots have worked.

"As part of the study, Hardy received three injections that led to relief from his symptoms ranging from one day to three weeks, he said. The procedure is meant to numb nerves in the neck that can cause physical arousal and therefore allow patients to feel more calm and decrease the symptoms of PTSD.

"Stellate Ganglion Block has traditionally been used as an anesthesia dating to the 1920s....

As a result, Naval Medical Center San Diego first put nine patients through clinical observation, and then began a formal trial in July 2011. The final results of the trial, which is ongoing, have not been determined...."

"...A larger scale study is needed...."


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