Menlo Park Stellate Ganglion Block Injections For PTSD: Medical Treatment Update

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Soft Reboot Wellness (650-419-3330), has updated its ketamine infusion treatment protocols to include stellate ganglion block injection therapy for PTSD. The clinic serves all of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, including San Francisco, Menlo Park, San Jose, Saratoga, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy.

As part of its updated services, the medical clinic performs injections of stellate ganglion blocks (SGBs) to alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma-associated mood disorders. This procedure involves injecting a local anesthetic into the stellate ganglion, which is located in the neck near the carotid artery. It is often employed as a supplement to ketamine infusion therapy to improve patients’ mental health and well-being.

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Soft Reboot Wellness, which also administers IV ketamine therapy, now offers SGB treatments that serve to regulate – or “reboot” – the patient’s sympathetic nervous system’s response, commonly known as the fight-or-flight response. By numbing these nerves temporarily, the fight-or-flight response “switch” is turned off, effectively allowing the system to reset, and ease the symptoms of PTSD. This relief will often last for months after treatment.

As patients’ awareness of psychedelic therapy grows, so do the number of clinics opening their doors to the public. Both ketamine infusion therapy and SGB treatments have witnessed a surge in patient demand, and the market is expected to continue growing yearly at over 11%. Studies have shown that SGB can reduce symptoms of trauma by 50% and is especially effective in decreasing irritability, outbursts of rage, difficulties concentrating, and difficulty sleeping or staying asleep.

Soft Reboot Wellness is led by Dr. Sara Herman, M.D., a Harvard-trained, cardiac anesthesiologist certified in psychedelic-assisted therapy and integrative health. The clinic conducts comprehensive medical intakes and consultations with each prospective patient and Dr. Herman personally monitors each session to ensure patient safety and optimal results.

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During SGB treatment, the patient remains awake and alert and will only feel dull pressure at the injection point The entire outpatient procedure lasts approximately 15 minutes. Minor and temporary side effects will result in drooping eyelids, eye redness, and constricted pupils.

Soft Reboot Wellness features state-of-the-art medical technology to ensure safe infusions and allow for precise monitoring of patients’ vital signs. The clinic also provides patient rooms designed to maximize comfort and a feeling of ease and well-being.

One patient commented: “I completed my series of 6 initial treatments, and I’m so grateful to have found Soft Reboot Wellness. Everyone in the clinic has a warm, friendly demeanor and created such a safe space that truly fostered a third-eye-opening, holistic healing experience. I can’t recommend this clinic more.”

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