THE SHOT, 15min., USA, Documentary
Directed by John Mogor
We followed three patients' journey from suffering, through treatment and over a year into recovery. All three credit SGB with changing their lives.
SGB is an injection into the stellate ganglion, a group of nerves in the neck that sends messages to the brain in response to stress. When it is overactive, it causes anxiety, irritability, hyper-vigilance, and sleep issues in a person with PTSD. By injecting an anesthetic, the stellate ganglion is reset to a normal resting state. The shot often takes effect immediately. According to Dr. Eugene Lipov who performs these procedures, the success rate is more than 80%.