Have you had a feeling of anxiety or pain after you encountered something related to your past traumas? If yes, then you might have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex and multifaceted condition that develops after exposure to trauma. The trauma can be a single, devastating event or a series of repeated traumatic experiences. The exact reason some individuals develop PTSD while others do not is still unknown.
A person who has PTSD may have emotional changes such as depression, anxiety, and chronic sadness, also some behavioral changes like hypervigilance, difficulty in relationships, and impulsive reactions.
Stellate ganglion blocks, studied initially as a treatment for depression many years ago, have been employed for PTSD since 2008. This treatment involves injecting an anesthetic into the nerves in the neck that control the sympathetic nervous system.