If you live with chronic pelvic pain, you may benefit from a superior hypogastric block at National Pain Institute. The treatment is available for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is a Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block?
Our superior hypogastric plexus block helps with chronic pain in the pelvic area that is caused by inflammation around a specific group of nerves that are rooted in the lower portion of your spine. Hypogastric nerve block for endometriosis is one of the reasons that we recommend the procedure, but it can also help in other cases.
What Are the Benefits of a Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block?
The benefit of a superior hypogastric plexus block is the alleviation of chronic pain in the pelvic region, including the vagina, cervix, anus, bladder, prostate, uterus and rectum. The procedure is often recommended for women who live with endometriosis.
Am I a Candidate for a Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block?
If medication does not provide the relief that you need from chronic pain in your pelvic region, you may be a good candidate for our superior hypogastric plexus block procedure. Schedule a consultation, and we will perform a thorough examination and review your symptoms to determine if your pain is due to nerve damage or inflammation near the nerves of the superior hypogastric plexus.
How Is the Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block Performed?
Arrange to have someone drive you to and from the appointment. We may give you a sedative to help you relax during the injection. Our superior hypogastric plexus block technique includes the use of advanced x-ray technology so we can clearly see where the needle is being inserted through the soft tissues to the nerve group. You may feel a slight pressure and burning sensation as the medication is injected into the nerve bundle.
What Is Recovery Like After a Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block?
Immediate pain relief is possible after our superior hypogastric plexus block procedure. The medication contains a numbing agent, and the steroids start to reduce inflammation after two to three days. You feel the full effects of the injection after two to four weeks. No downtime is required, and you can resume your activities after the injection.
What Should I Expect After a Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block?
The prognosis after a superior hypogastric plexus block is positive for most patients. If your symptoms return, we can perform an additional injection or recommend alternative therapies for your chronic pelvic pain.
National Pain Institute has a team of pain management physicians who specialize in superior hypogastric plexus block procedures for residents of Orlando and surrounding areas of Central and South Florida. Contact us to schedule a consultation.