The ganglion impar nerve is located behind the tailbone. A ganglion impar block is commonly performed for patients with chronic low back pain or perineal pain due to coccydynia (tailbone pain). A nerve block keeps pain signals from reaching the brain so the patient feels relief.
Candidates for this pain treatment may have symptoms of chronic pain in the perineal area, burning sensations, and difficulty sitting.
This safe, easy procedure is performed in the office. A local anesthetic is injected to numb the treatment area and ensure patient comfort. Our board certified pain physician uses a fluoroscope to guide the needle into the nerve. A local anesthetic and steroid are then injected through the needle.
After the block is performed, the area of the injection may be tender. The patient experiences relief with little to no side effects. You will not be allowed to drive the day of the procedure. You may also be asked not to swim or take long showers for a day or two.
Initial relief may be due to the local anesthetic. The effects of the steroid should kick in within a couple of days. Results may vary from patient to patient. However, the lower back pain relief may be felt for months.
A ganglion impar block is a simple treatment to block nerve impulses. It relieves chronic pelvic and rectal pain. The treatment may be diagnostic or therapeutic in treating the source of your pain.
Stop living with chronic pain. Dr. Usman Ahmad, our board-certified physiatrist, offers ganglion impar blocks to help reduce symptoms of chronic pelvic or perineal pain. The treatment effectively helps relieve low back pain.
Advanced Sports & Spine provides non-surgical, non-opioid pain management in Charlotte, NC. Our holistic, interventional pain management treatments help patients heal, find pain relief, and improve their mobility as quickly as possible.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we offer affordable ganglion impar blocks in Charlotte. Our revolutionary pain management techniques provide relief for the whole body.
Our compassionate medical team is committed to utilizing the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. Our procedures are performed in the comfort of our Charlotte office rather than in a hospital or outpatient facility. Patients save money with more affordable treatments. They can avoid paying extra facility fees from hospitals, outpatient medical centers, or medical practices owned by hospitals.
Personalized patient care sets our practice apart. Our holistic, interdisciplinary approach to pain management includes non-surgical, non-opioid treatment solutions.
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