If you are suffering from abdominal pain, you may consider celiac plexus block treatments at Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic. We are proud to offer this and other pain management services to the residents of Ocoee, Orlando and Longwood, FL.
What is a Celiac Plexus Block?
A celiac plexus block is a nerve block technique that is used to interrupt nerve signals along the celiac plexus nerves. This is done by injecting both a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the celiac plexus nerves. These nerves are found in the abdominal region and control pain signals from many organs in the area. Damage or inflammation to these nerves can cause significant pain in these organs or the surrounding areas of the body. This can make daily activities uncomfortable or difficult to perform. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers celiac plexus block treatments to help patients find relief from conditions that cause this pain.
What is a Celiac Plexus Block Used to Treat?
The celiac plexus block is often used to treat chronic pain in the abdomen as well as cancer pain or pain from injuries. The celiac plexus block will block pain signals from being transmitted through the nerves, providing patients with immediate and often long-lasting relief.
What Can I Expect from a Celiac Plexus Block?
During the celiac plexus block treatment, a small needle is inserted into the celiac plexus nerves where pain is believed to be originating. We will ensure that you are adequately numbed for this process. Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic and steroid medication is injected directly into the group of nerves. The local anesthetic will provide immediate relief, although it will only last for a few hours. Pain may return briefly, but the steroid medication should take effect within a few days, producing the full results of treatment. During your initial visit with one of our doctors, we will determine the best approach for your celiac plexus block treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
To learn more about the celiac plexus block treatment or to schedule your appointment at Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic, contact us today. We welcome patients from Longwood, Ocoee, Orlando and the neighboring Florida communities.