PTSD and Stellate Ganglion Blocks

Hello: New to this forum. I am a board certified Pain Medicine MD. I have been seeing patients that are interested in stellate ganglion blocks (cervical sympathetic chain) for PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc. Most of these patients found my practice due to the specificity/complexity of this procedure. Apparently, a '60minutes' CBS piece and a Podcast has sparked interest in this procedure for the aforementioned conditions. I have done my due diligence and cannot find literature... PTSD and Stellate Ganglion Blocks
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hi all, I have a patient with a history of an anterior cervical fusion present with a 2 month history of cervical radic that hasn't responded to NSAID, PT, oral steroids, or even percocet. She wants to have an epidural done but has this history of VWF disease. I don't have any records about and she isn't entirely clear about this diagnosis. She just told me "they told me I bled a lot after a prior surgery and diagnosed me with VWF disease". She did tell me she received DDAVP prior to her... cervical esi and VWF disease
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