For pain in the tailbone, coccyx or surrounding areas, you may consider a ganglion impar block. At Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic, we specialize in this and other pain management services to help patients in Longwood, Orlando and Ocoee, FL, find relief from their pain conditions.
What is a Ganglion Impar Block?
A ganglion impar block is a nerve block technique that is used to interrupt nerve signals along the ganglion impar nerves. This is done by injecting both a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the ganglion impar nerves. These nerves are found near the tailbone. Damage or inflammation to these nerves can cause significant pain in the coccyx, pelvis, rectum or the surrounding areas. This can make many daily activities uncomfortable or difficult to perform. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers ganglion impar block treatments to help patients find relief from conditions that cause this pain.
What is a Ganglion Impar Block Used to Treat?
The ganglion impar block treatment is most often used to treat tailbone pain and other forms of chronic pain that affect the nearby areas. The ganglion impar block will block pain signals from being transmitted through these nerves, providing patients with immediate and often long-lasting relief.
What Can I Expect from a Ganglion Impar Block?
During the ganglion impar block treatment, a small needle is inserted into the ganglion impar nerves where pain is 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. You will need someone to drive you home after your procedure. During your initial visit with one of our doctors, we will determine the best approach for your ganglion impar block treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
If you are suffering from a tailbone injury or any other condition that is causing pain in or around the tailbone, you may be a good candidate for the ganglion impar block treatment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and find relief. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic welcomes patients from Orlando, Longwood, Ocoee and the surrounding Florida areas.