Stellate Ganglion Block in the Treatment of PTSD
With Sean Mulvaney, MD
Sean Mulvaney, M.D., Military Veteran, describes in great detail, the symptoms, pathophysiology, and etiologies of PTSD as it pertains to individuals who have experienced traumatic situations in war/military combat.
Dr. Mulvaney describes the role of the sympathetic nervous system and how a long-acting anesthetic injection of the sphenopalatine ganglion is being used to treat affected patients.
Dr. Mulvaney describes the cause and effect with this treatment showing positive outcomes in the neurological signaling that causes PTSD resulting in mitigated symptoms/episodes.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University
Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (ROSM)
Sean Mulvaney, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, and is board certified in Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine. During his entire 31-year military career, he served our nation’s Special Operations community as both a Navy SEAL officer and an Army physician. He was the first Department of Defense physician to be credentialed in platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy for repair of musculoskeletal and spine injuries starting in 2008. He has an international reputation as an educator of other physicians, and pioneered and published on ultrasound-guided techniques. His practice is focused on the repair of musculoskeletal, nerve, and spine injuries using regenerative medicine techniques with ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance.