Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB)

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Renowned Orthobiologic doctor, Dr. Shounuck Patel is a specialist in Stellate Ganglion Block for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Using the Stellate Ganglion Block procedure, Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO treats Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Orange County and Los Angeles. His holistic, integrated hands-on approach to functional, and regenerative medicine treatments for orthopedics has had a profound effect on the health of his patients. Learn about the impact, treatment, and procedure associated with Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD.

What is it?

What is the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB)?

Ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion blocks (SGB) are showing promise in the treatment of dysautonomia, PTSD, and chronic pain. The stellate ganglion block (SGB) is a bundle of nerves on the front of the neck around the main nerve that controls the sympathetic nervous system, a reflex that promotes a fight or flight response. 

This minimally invasive procedure involves blocking the stellate ganglion, a cluster of nerves located in the neck, with a local anesthetic. This can lead to significant reductions in symptoms for those suffering from these conditions. In addition, recent studies have shown some evidence to suggest that stellate ganglion blocks may also benefit patients experiencing long-COVID symptoms, such as fatigue and shortness of breath. This treatment is becoming increasingly popular due to its low risk and high success rate.

Can Stellate Ganglion Block enhance prolonged exposure to PTSD?

According to the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, it’s well known that during Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) treatment processes, PTSD patients are intentionally and systematically encouraged to approach feared trauma reminders. This has sometimes proved to be difficult to tolerate and causes high dropout rates. However, the use of SGBs may be associated with significantly improved treatment outcomes in conjunction with PE. Stellate ganglion blocks may reduce pain and discomfort for patients by blocking or inhibiting physiological activation, thus helping them cope with trauma reminders and to develop adaptive response mechanisms.


Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD offers life-changing benefits, and it’s time to take advantage of it.

People who have been exposed to extreme stress or traumatic events are likely to experience these symptoms. In some cases, relief is nowhere to be found. The Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) procedure has been proven to relieve symptoms such as continuous sleep disruption, stress, anxiety, general irritability, heightened alertness, weakened concentration, and restlessness. Following a local anesthetic injection in the stellate ganglion, people who undergo treatment Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD often report feeling calm and relaxed in their bodies again. This often results in a better quality of life.


  1. Improved sleep quality
  2. Elevated level of calm and confidence
  3. Better focus, concentration, and memory 
  4. Reduction of anxiety, panic attacks, and depression
  5. Regaining relationships with others
  6. Enhancement of intimacy and sexual function

How does Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) treatment work?

Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO creates a customized PTSD treatment plan that’s right for you. The Stellate Ganglion Block procedure, also known as the Dual Sympathetic Reset, is performed by administering two injections to a group of nerves on one side of the neck. To begin with, the highly trained Dr. Shounuck Patel precisely administers two injections of a local anesthetic through image-guided techniques into the Stellate Ganglion – a bundle of nerves located near the neck’s base. It takes less than 20 minutes to complete the entire process. Patients can experience a restored sense of safety and calm following the treatment by supporting their brain’s natural fight-or-flight response. Stellate Ganglion Block can accelerate the positive effects of other therapies and has been shown to have dramatic effects in many patients.

Stellate Ganglion Block For PTSD Relieves the Physical Effects of Trauma

Symptoms of the fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system following exposure to stressful or traumatic events can be hard to bear. Individuals who experience trauma-related symptoms are more likely to remain in high gear long after they’ve been traumatized. Dr. Shounuck Patel employs the Stellate Ganglion Block during which the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated to restore normal biological function and address a wide range of severe trauma-related symptoms within a few treatments.

More than 83% of PTSD patients who undergo one Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) procedure experience lasting relief from trauma symptoms. 


Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO is a leader in the field of orthopedic regenerative medicine.


Dr. Patel and all of his staff will definitely ease your pain and worries. Having Spinal Stenosis, knee problems as well as ankle problems they have made my life so much better. My last treatment was 2 years and 3 months ago. I just did a second treatment this week. Before that I was getting spinal epidurals every 3 months and living on ibuprofen and pain prescriptions. I haven't had that anymore. It's been 2 years and 3 months. He offers so much care and spends all the time in the world with you.
Deby Pierce
My meniscus was disintegrating. After my platelet treatment, is now whole. It is a constant source of wonder to me that sidewalk curbs which used to seem like climbing Mount Everest are no longer a challenge. Seven months out, I’m still experiencing small improvements in mobility that I didn’t even realize I had lost. An altogether life-affirming experience.
Mary Allwright
I am extremely thankful for everything Dr. Patel and his staff have done for my husband. Dr. Patel was very thorough during the evaluation and answered all of our questions very carefully. During my husband’s Spine PRP procedure, everyone made him feel very comfortable and everything went very smooth. My husband is now doing great. Thank you so much for everything!
Eva Cardenas
I owe Dr. Patel my life. When I came to him I was in level 10 pain constantly, and had been bed ridden for several months. After 3 PRP treatments I am now a fully functioning human with zero pain throughout most of each day! I can even go back to activities like working out, dancing, and aerial arts! The diet and supplements he put me on even got rid of my migraines - something I've seen specialists for since I was 12!!! This man is brilliant, kind, funny, and extremely patient. He will sit with you and answer every little question you have and geek out with you on the science behind it. I literally trust him with my life.
Courtney Carini

Schedule a consultation

During your consultation, he will review your symptoms, health history, and desired outcome. His treatment consists of the Stellate Ganglion Block For PTSD, which is designed to reduce overactivity in the amygdala – the fight or flight center, also known as the fear center of the brain. Through the procedure the brain is liberated from the constant state of fight or flight, reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Top Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD in Orange County and Los Angeles. 

The Patel Center for Functional Regeneration in Orange County and Los Angeles offers sophisticated treatments in regenerative medicine. Dr. Shounuck Patel specializes in the non-surgical orthopedic treatment of injuries and pain conditions. A unique combination of holistic philosophy, functional approach to care, and customized regenerative and osteopathy treatments are used by him to provide comprehensive care to each and every one of his patients. Both centers are dedicated to a patient-centered approach to functional regenerative medicine. From the advanced laboratories to our premier treatment rooms, the center for Regenerative Medicine in Orange County and Los Angeles provides a truly private and comfortable environment to receive Stellate Ganglion Block For PTSD patients.

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