Soldier who was set on fire by co-worker says her PTSD was cured by neck injection

Army officer Katie Blanchard. (Facebook)

The then US Army Lieutenant who was horribly burned after being attacked by a fellow coworker claims her PTSD has been “cured” by a neck injection.

First Lieutenant Katie Blanchard -who was horribly disfigured after being immolated by a crazed coworker- suffered intense burns caused by an accelerant being ignited on her skin, leaving behind a scarred body, intense pain and a broken psyche.

However, Blanchard claims a spinal injection has “cured” her PTSD.

“It was amazing. It was life-altering for me. I would highly recommend it for anyone suffering from PTSD. Anybody who has been through a traumatic experience knows how emotionally and psychically you feel trapped. It’s really just made my life 110 times better,” she said while appearing on The Doctors, explaining that her she feels her anxiety, depression and ability to sleep at night has dramatically improved.

PTSD specialist Dr. Eugene Lipov -who administers the injection- considers Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to be more aptly considered a “Post Traumatic Stress Injury,” as it is more biological than psychological.

Katie Blanchard with Dr. Lipov (right) on the set of “The Doctors.” (Katie Blanchard/Facebook)

Lipov’s treatment involves what is known as the Sympathetic Ganglion Block- administering a local anesthetic into the stellate ganglion area of the vertebrae, which regulates the body’s unconscious actions such as heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, and digestion.

Blanchard was attacked in 2016 at Fort Leavenworth, when a civilian hospital employee by the name of Clifford Currie threw accelerant on her and lit her ablaze.

Currie was sentenced to 20 years at his hearing in 2017.

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