If you experience chronic pain in the rectum or pelvic region, a ganglion impar block can help. Texas Pain Institute offers ganglion impar block for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and nearby areas of Texas.
What is a Ganglion Impar Block?
The ganglion impar block at Texas Pain Institute provides relief from chronic pain in the pelvic area or rectum. The ganglion impar is a group of nerves that is located in the lower section of the abdominal area, and it may be the source of your trunk pain.
What are the Benefits of a Ganglion Impar Block?
Traditional approaches to chronic pain management rely heavily on rest and prescription medications that often carry risk of unwanted side effects. A ganglion impar block may reduce your need for medications and help you regain a quality of life.
Am I a Candidate for a Ganglion Impar Block?
The ganglion impar block is typically recommended for:
- Chronic coccydynia
- Persistent pain in the rectum or pelvic area
- Genital pain
- Vaginal pain
- Certain types of back pain
How is the Ganglion Impar Block Performed?
Texas Pain Institute is fully equipped with advanced imaging technologies to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes. One such technology is our fluoroscopy equipment that displays a live view of the area in which we are administering the ganglion impar block. The image helps use to guide the needle to the nerve root that is to be treated. Once the needle is in the correct position, we inject a medication that numbs the nerves and reduces inflammation.
What is the Recovery Like After a Ganglion Impar Block?
After the ganglion impar block is administered, we have you relax in our recovery area for 30 to 60 minutes before letting you go home. Please have someone available to drive for you. The area where the injection was made may feel tender for 24 to 48 hours, and you can use ice packs to help with any discomfort.
What is the Prognosis After a Ganglion Impar Block?
The steroids in the medication take approximately two to three days to begin reducing the inflammation around the nerves. The full effects may take several weeks, and most patients live without chronic pain for about four to six months. If you pelvic pain returns, we will schedule additional injections.
Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer ganglion impar block treatments for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.