Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block

Pelvic Pain Relief

A Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block is a medical procedure used to relieve pain in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or genitals caused by certain conditions such as cancer or chronic pelvic pain.

The Procedure

The procedure involves injecting a special medication, such as a local anesthetic or steroid, into a bundle of nerves called the Superior Hypogastric Plexus, which is located in the lower abdomen. The medication works by blocking pain signals from the nerves, which helps to reduce pain in the affected areas.

To perform the block, a doctor will first numb the skin and tissues in the lower back with a local anesthetic. They will then insert a small needle through the back and guide it to the Superior Hypogastric Plexus using imaging techniques such as X-rays or ultrasound.

Once the needle is in the right place, the medication is injected into the nerves. The procedure usually only takes a few minutes to complete and you can go home the same day.

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.