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Feb 17, 2020

Emily Harman, the host of Onward Podcast, interviews Eugene G. Lipov, M.D., a physician researcher and board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in intervention-based pain management in the Chicago area. He is best known for his treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder using the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB). The SGB is the first truly biologic approach to PTSD/PTSI. SGB is an old procedure that has been used for pain treatment since 1925. It takes only 10 minutes to perform and is believed to reverse neurological changes induced by severe trauma that leads to PTSD/PTSI symptoms. The SGB procedure involves the injection of a local anesthetic, typically under x-ray guidance, into a nerve bundle called the stellate ganglion, located between the C6 and C7 vertebrae. It is considered to carry minimal risk, and usually offers rapid (30 minutes) and enduring (month to years) relief.

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Dr. Eugene Lipov is the Medical Doctor who discovered a groundbreaking potential solution for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Soldiers and Veterans.  The Pentagon recently funded a study on the subject, which was featured in the Wall Street Journal and 60 Minutes (Full Episode), and the results are pending release to the public.  Dr. Lipov believes that his research will demonstrate up to a 90%+ symptom reduction within 60-min for patients who are eligible for the treatment.