Like pain, PTSD arises from very real, and reversible, changes in your nervous system.
"Imagine a disease that has only subtle outward symptoms, but can hijack your entire body without notice. That's what trauma is. Treating trauma is possible — but it requires trust, security, time and a whole-person, multifaceted approach."
— PAIGE COLLINS, MENTAL HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST & SENIOR PAIN COACH
—Mary Roberts, Clinical Pain Psychologist
WHERE TO START...
"SGB has been used successfully for over ten years in the US on thousands of patients to treat post-traumatic stress symptoms with a success rate of approximately 70%-80%. The effects of a successful block are immediate and can last from six months to many years when paired with effective psychological interventions...."
"A recent innovation offers potential in rapidly treating symptoms of PTSD for a prolonged period of time. Placing an anesthetic agent on the stellate ganglion, in an anesthetic procedure called Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) can relieve the symptoms of PTSD in as little as 30 minutes and last for years...."
"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma."