What Causes PTSD?

Undergoing a traumatic event can have more than just physical consequences. Many people worldwide struggle with PTSD due to experiences like serving in war, getting into accidents, or having difficult childhood experiences.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a debilitating psychiatric condition that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, series of events, or set of circumstances. This disorder causes significant stress and can make day-to-day experiences difficult to cope with. 

Common symptoms of this disorder include:

  • Intrusive Thoughts – These include repeated, involuntary memories, dreams, and flashbacks.
  • Avoidant Behavior – Actively avoiding reminders of the traumatic event. This includes avoiding certain people, places, activities, objects, and situations.
  • Distorted Thoughts – Inability to remember important aspects of the traumatic event and negative thoughts and feelings leading to ongoing and distorted beliefs about oneself or others.
  • Being Reactive – Being irritable and having angry outbursts, behaving recklessly or in a self-destructive way, being suspicious, and being fearful.

If you are struggling with PTSD, our stellate ganglion block treatments may help. Get in touch with our team at Evolve Medical to learn more.


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Stellate Ganglion Block

The stellate ganglion is a cluster of nerves connected to the Amygdala (the brain center) that is activated in patients experiencing PTSD. A stellate ganglion block injection reduces nerve impulses and messages sent to the brain center, thereby providing short-term symptom relief. Results may vary, but some studies show that the effects of this treatment can last for several months.

Treatments for Anxiety in Deer Park, NY

If you are struggling with PTSD symptoms, a stellate ganglion block injection may serve as an effective short-term solution. These injections are minimally-invasive and can be performed here at our office. Get in touch with our team at Evolve Medical to learn more today.

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