Best Superior Hypo-Gastric Plexus Block Treatment


Overview

Superior Hypo-Gastric Plexus Block is a nonsurgical treatment wherein injection is used as a medication to treat pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis. It stops the pain signals from reaching the brain. 

Procedure

You will be asked to lie on your stomach on an X-ray table and the area of the skin will be numbed using a local anesthetic. Needles will be injected along with the dye to confirm the position of the spot. Once the spot is confirmed, pain medications are injected to provide you relief. In some cases, alcohol is injected to destroy the nerve. 

Benefits

Superior Hypo-Gastric Plexus Block stops the pain signals from reaching the brain and thus providing relief to the patients. It is very helpful for people suffering from problems related to the lower abdomen and pelvis. 

Risks

Some of the risks involved in Superior Hypo-Gastric Plexus are Slight fever, headache, Temporary drop in blood pressure, bleeding, infection, allergic reactions, increased heart rate, abdominal bloating, etc. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does the procedure take?

    The procedure usually takes 15 to 30 minutes.

  • After how long can you see the effect of hypogastric plexus block?

    Most of the patients can experience pain relief after 15 minutes while in some cases where steroids are used, it might take around 36 hours.