Individuals suffering from several often difficult-to-treat conditions, such as PTSD, anxiety, overactive nervous system, or certain types of depression, can now access the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) treatments launched by Soft Reboot Wellness, in Palo Alto.
Learn more about the treatment of anxiety with SGB in a case study presented at https://sgbsuccessstories.com/palo-alto-ca-testimonial-sgb-ultrasound-treatment-anxiety/
The Soft Reboot Wellness clinic offers several non-traditional treatment options that have recently been shown to help with mental health conditions, including ketamine injections, vitamin infusions, and the new SGB treatments. The clinic is run by a Harvard-trained and board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Sara Herman.
SGB treatments have been used in the USA since 1925, primarily for chronic pain. It wasn’t until 1998 that the technique was found effective against the symptoms of PTSD, when a patient being treated for chronic pain found his PTSD symptoms had gone into remission as well. Since that time, SGB treatments have been used thousands of times to help treat the symptoms of PTSD, and a variety of mental health conditions.
The treatment works by injecting a local anesthetic into a nerve cluster called the stellate ganglion, which is involved in the body’s “fight-or-flight” response to danger and trauma. A spokesperson for the clinic explained, “It is thought that experiencing trauma can cause the stellate ganglion to become hyperactive, triggering and re-triggering our fight-or-flight response long after the traumatic event occurred.”
The entire procedure can be completed in approximately 15 minutes, using a single injection to “reboot” the client’s “fight-or-flight” response by temporarily turning it off. Though SGB treatments are not considered a cure for PTSD, research has shown that this procedure can provide long-lasting relief from the most severe symptoms, sometimes for several months.
Soft Reboot Wellness offers SGB treatments alongside their other services, and the clinic explains that SGB can be used in combination with ketamine infusions, or while clients are taking other medications. Individual cases may vary, and clients should always discuss with the clinic any other treatments or pharmaceuticals they are taking. More information about potential interactions with other treatments can be found at https://www.softrebootwellness.com/faqs/
A satisfied client said, “After quite a bit of research, I reached out to Soft Reboot. It had great reviews, Dr. Sara’s education and work history are stellar, and I was looking for someone who would stick with me through the process. I couldn’t be happier with my choice. Sara is professional and compassionate, and I felt comfortable doing this vulnerable work with her.”
More information about SGB treatments, the conditions they may be effective against, and the Soft Reboot Wellness clinic can be found at https://www.softrebootwellness.com/stellate-ganglion-block-treatments/
Soft Reboot Wellness
825 Oak Grove Ave
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