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VA Exploring Alternative Treatments for TBI and PTSD

CCI has made two innovative treatments available to Veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Providers at VA’s Long Beach Healthcare System have begun using stellate ganglion block (SGB) to treat Veterans with PTSD symptoms. SGB is an established outpatient treatment for complex pain and may ease PTSD symptoms, such as feelings of anxiety and constantly being on alert. The VA Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain campus, has begun using light emitting diode (LED) therapy to treat Veterans diagnosed with TBI. The LED therapy is available for use in the home, which makes it more convenient for Veterans participating in the therapy.

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Posted December 7, 2017