Abdominal Pain Relief
A celiac plexus nerve block is a medical treatment used to help reduce pain caused by certain abdominal conditions, such as cancer or pancreatitis. This treatment involves injecting a special medication called a local anesthetic into a group of nerves located near your spine called the celiac plexus.
To perform the injection, a doctor will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. They will then insert a small needle through your skin and guide it to the celiac plexus using X-ray guidance.
Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic is injected. The medication works by blocking the nerves in the celiac plexus from sending pain signals to your brain.
The injection typically only takes a few minutes to complete and you can usually go home the same day. You may need to rest for a short period of time after the injection and avoid strenuous activity for a few days.
It’s important to note that this treatment should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.