Pain in the pelvic region may be related to irritation of the ganglion impar nerve group. National Pain Institute offers ganglion impar block treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is a Ganglion Impar Block?
A ganglion impar block is an injection that contains medications to calm irritated nerves and reduce inflammation. Pressure on the nerves in the ganglion impar may cause chronic pain in the pelvic area, including pain during sex .
What Are the Benefits of a Ganglion Impar Block?
A ganglion impar block disrupts the pain signals from nerves in the lower section of the spine. The treatment may relieve your pain for several months.
Am I a Candidate for a Ganglion Impar Block?
We typically recommend a ganglion impar block for:
- Rectal pain
- Genital pain
- Pain in the tailbone
How Is the Ganglion Impar Block Performed?
Using fluoroscopy, we position the needle at the base of the ganglion impar nerves that are causing your discomfort. Medication is slowly administered, and you may have a slight burning sensation for a few seconds.
What Is the Recovery Like After the Ganglion Impar Block?
After spending about 30 minutes in our recovery, you can go home to rest for the first 24 hours. Someone will need to be available to drive for you.
What Should I Expect After the Ganglion Impar Block?
The medications that are used for the ganglion impar block contain a local anesthetic that numbs the nerves. This provides and immediate pain reduction benefit for a few hours. After two or three days, the anti-inflammatory benefits of the steroids start to work, and you will have a gradual decrease in your pain symptoms. Ganglion impar nerve blocks tend to last four to six months before additional injections are needed.
Pelvic and genital pain may indicate an underlying medical condition that requires treatment. The chronic pain that is associated with these conditions may disrupt your primary treatment. At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers ganglion impar block procedures for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.