Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wired.com: Navy Thinks Neck Injections Might Cure PTSD

Wired.com published an interesting article (linked below) regarding a new trial of an injection that has been piloted by a Chicago anesthesiologist which purports to provide real relief for victims of PTSD.  For a long time, the study of the procedure, named stellate-ganglion block, was thwarted by bureaucracy, but a current double-blind placebo controlled study appears to be proving real results.  The procedure, while not without it's risks, involves an injection to the neck, and apparently serves as a "reboot" to the body systems responsible for producing nerve growth factor.  This appears to be one to watch.


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