Inferior Hypogastric Nerve Block
An Inferior Hypogastric Nerve Block is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the inferior hypogastric plexus, a network of nerves found near the lower end of the spine. The procedure involves the precise injection of a local anesthetic and steroid medication to block these nerves, thereby alleviating pelvic pain.
Who is a Candidate for the Nerve Block?
The Inferior Hypogastric Nerve Block is typically recommended for patients who experience chronic pelvic pain, particularly pain arising from conditions such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or interstitial cystitis. Our team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to ascertain if this procedure is the best treatment option for your pain.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis. You’ll be positioned on your stomach and the area to be treated will be cleaned and numbed. Using X-ray guidance (fluoroscopy), our experienced pain management specialist will accurately administer the medication to block the inferior hypogastric plexus. The procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes, and pain relief is generally experienced within a few days following the procedure.
Why Choose SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine?
At SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine, your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. Our expert team is highly skilled in performing the Inferior Hypogastric Nerve Block, ensuring your safety and optimal results. We provide detailed information about the procedure, answer all your questions, and offer comprehensive aftercare instructions. Our goal is to assist you in effectively managing your pain, thus improving your overall quality of life.
To learn more about the Inferior Hypogastric Nerve Block or to determine if this procedure is right for your condition, contact us at SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine to schedule a consultation. We’re ready to help guide you on your path toward a life with less chronic pain.