Dr. Mulvaney’s and Dr. Lynch’s ground-breaking published research innovated and established the use of SGB to treat PTSD.
It is NOT just about the procedure of SGB, but getting results for our patients.
Some of Dr Mulvaney’s and Dr. Lynch’s contributions to the medical literature on the use of SGB for PTSD.
The first study showing that some patients only respond to a left-side SGB
The successful use of left-sided stellate ganglion block in patients that fail to respond to right-sided stellate ganglion block for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms: a retrospective analysis of 205 patients. Military Medicine. 2021
The first multi-centered randomized clinical trial showing efficacy of SGB for PTSD published in a major journal
The first study showing the potential benefit of using a two-level SGB.
Comparison of C6 Stellate Ganglion Block vs C6 and C4 Cervical Sympathetic Chain Block for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD): Analysis of 147 Patients, J Neurol Disord Stroke 2020. 7(3): 1163
The first study showing behavioral health clinicians support SGB for PTSD.
The first large scale case-series showing the benefit of SGB for PTSD
The first study showing which specific PTSD symptoms were most improved by SGB.
The first study of its kind showing that SGB treatment for PTSD can improve global neurocognitive function.
The first comprehensive published treatment guidelines for using SGB for PTSD.
The very first case series published showing the long-term benefit of SGB for PTSD.
The Use of Stellate Ganglion Block in the Treatment of Panic/Anxiety Symptoms with Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Preliminary Results of Long-Term Follow-Up: A Case Series, Pain Practice. 2010 Jul-Aug;10(4):359-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2010.00373.x. Epub 2010 Apr 20.
More supporting studies by Dr. Mulvaney and Dr. Lynch
Self-reported Combat-related Symptom Scores Change after Witnessing a Teammate’s Improvement Following Stellate Ganglion Block for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, Melbourne, Australia 2017
Other Peer Reviewed Medical Literature on SGB for PTSD
Safety and Patient Acceptability of Stellate Ganglion Blockade as a Treatment Adjunct for Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Quality Assurance Initiative, Cureus 7(9): e320. DOI 10.7759/cureus.320