A ganglion impar block injection is a type of sympathetic block used to treat various types of pain. Orthopedic specialists will often recommend individuals suffering from visceral, pelvic, genital, perineal, and anal pain ganglion impar block injections for pain relief. By inserting medicine directly into the area of pain, the injection provides significant pain relief and allows many to easily manage their pain.
Most of those eligible for the injection are those who complain about pain located vaguely in the bottom region and are characterized by sensations of needing to urgently use the restroom. If you are considering ganglion impar block injections and suffer from pain in the posterior region, speak with one of our orthopedic specialists at NJ Spine & Orthopedic. We treat our patients like family and will use our advanced training and innovative equipment to provide the pain relief you deserve.
Information travels from the brain to other areas of the body through pathways known as nerves. The two-way communication between the brain and nerves is a piece when considering pain treatment. The nerves will send pain signals when there is an issue, and a ganglion is where many nerves intersect. Pain signals from the lower pelvis and groin often go through the ganglion impar on their way to the brain.
To relieve severe, chronic pain, an orthopedic specialist will place a needle between your buttocks and into the area near the tailbone before injecting medicine into the area near the ganglion impar to relieve pain. These injections will relieve and reduce the pain signals to the brain.
If you are suffering from lower pelvic or groin pain, your healthcare provider may recommend ganglion impar block injections if other ways to manage and control the pain have failed. If the pain results from dysfunction or damage to the organs in that area, you may require these injections to stay active and perform your daily tasks. A ganglion impar block injection may help if you suffer from any of the following:
Another reason your medical care professional may use ganglion impar block injections is to locate and diagnose the pain. By injecting numbing medicine into the area, they may pinpoint the source of your pain and be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
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Ganglion impar block injections have many benefits, including their minimally invasive properties. While the procedure is easy to perform and may only take a few minutes in the doctor’s office, it provides significant pain relief to those suffering from serious pain in the rear. Even in the presence of malignancy, patients may receive 50-100% pain relief from the injection.
Since there are several pelvic structures with nerve fibers traveling through the ganglion impar, the injection can treat multiple areas of pain simultaneously. There is also a swift recovery time, unlike serious surgeries requiring significant rest periods. With a ganglion impar block injection, you have the opportunity to relieve harsh pain without losing your ability to work or perform other necessary activities. Speak with an orthopedic specialist about other benefits of ganglion impar block injections.
While a ganglion impar block injection is minimally invasive and has a speedy recovery time, you will still be watched for roughly 30 to 60 minutes after the procedure, and you will need someone to drive you home from the doctor’s office. You should not plan to do anything strenuous or anything that calls for your full attention for the rest of the day. You should be able to eat and drink normally, but ask your doctor about taking your usual medicines and follow their instructions carefully.
Many people feel pain soon after the procedure and may also have dull pain for a few days. If you feel concerned about the pain or have questions about your recovery, discuss your concerns with your medical professional.
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Suffering from severe, chronic pain in the rear region may cause you to lose control of your bowel movements and other issues derived from the pain. Our board-certified, highly-qualified orthopedic specialists at NJ Spine & Orthopedic have the advanced training and experience to provide a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan for your pain. We want to ensure you receive the best possible pain relief for your condition and will use our innovative technology and equipment to relieve your pain.
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