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Ganglion Impar Block for Low Back Pain

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Ganglion Impar Block for Low Back Pain in Charlotte

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.

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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.

Same treatment, Lower cost

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.

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Personalized patient care sets our practice apart. Our holistic, interdisciplinary approach to pain management includes non-surgical, non-opioid treatment solutions.

Contact Dr. Usman Ahmad and Advanced Sports & Spine for a ganglion impar block in Charlotte. Schedule an appointment with our team to relieve pain in your low back!

frequently asked questions

WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?

Dr. Ahmad is in-network with most insurance companies. If you provide us with your insurance information before your new patient appointment, our team will contact your insurance company and complete a benefits check. Generally speaking, a copay is usually your only change on your new patient visit. Other than your copay, you will be notified in advance of any other costs for your appointment.

WHAT TYPE OF PROCEDURES ARE DONE AT THIS PRACTICE?

You will not find another non-surgical, non-opiate interventional pain management office in the greater Charlotte Area offering such a diverse and innovative array of services. Dr. Ahmad and his team will do a thorough exam on your area of complaint, provide you with a complete diagnosis, and recommend the best course of action to help eliminate your pain.

WHAT TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE THERE OTHER THAN MEDICATION?

WILL I ALWAYS SEE THE SAME PROVIDER?

Most of the time you will be treated by the same provider unless the treatment varies.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Our office is conveniently located in the Arboretum Office Park at the intersection of Pineville Matthews Road and Providence Road, less than a mile from the Providence Road Exit off of 485. The Arboretum Office Park is located across Providence Road from the main section of the Arboretum. Our actual address is 8035 Providence Road Suite 340, Charlotte, NC 28277

ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH A HOSPITAL?

Advanced Sports & Spine is a private practice, not annexed to or owned by a hospital facility. We are a non-facility fee office. Therefore, our patients pay less compared to having the procedure performed at a hospital.

IF I DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? DO YOU ACCEPT CASH? DO YOU FINANCE?

The cost depends on 2 main factors: how severe your condition is and how many joints or areas of the body you are looking to have treated. Dr. Ahmad and his team will be able to answer this question for you more thoroughly after your initial examination and review of diagnostic findings. 

Yes, we do accept cash. We also have the most competitive pricing in the Carolinas with many different financing options, such as Care Credit and Advance Care, offering low monthly payments and interest free options for up to 14 months.

IF I RECEIVE AN INJECTION DO I NEED A DRIVER?

For joint injections, a driver is not needed. For spinal and PRP injections, a driver is recommended.

HOW LONG WILL THE INJECTION TAKE?

Steroid injections can take up to 5 days before they start working.

HOW LONG BEFORE I START FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THE INJECTION?

Steroid injections can take up to 5 days before they start working. Average relief is up to 3 months, but that does not mean it will not last that long or that it could last even longer.

For ESI and Facet injections, relief is up to 3 months, but that does not mean it will not last that long or it could even last longer. MBB only lasts 1 day and determines if you are a candidate for RFE. You return the next day with a pain diary. RFA procedures can last 6 months to a year.

WHAT MEDICATION IS USED FOR THE INJECTION? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

Joint injections contain a steroid and anesthetic. Whenever you break the skin, there is a possibility of bleeding and infection. However, those risks are minimized because image guidance is used. If you have Diabetes, the injection can increase sugar levels for up to 3-4 days. Steroids given close to the skin can cause discoloration or dimpling.

WHERE ARE THE INJECTIONS PERFORMED? DO I GO TO A SURGERY CENTER?

At Advanced Sports & Spine, the majority of our pain management procedures are performed in our Charlotte office. We use state-of-the-art equipment. Our ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance techniques ensure accuracy, help limit complications, and increase success rates.

Conditions Treated

We offer to help patients with the following conditions

Back and neck pain, acute or chronic

Arthritis/bursitis

Accident injuries

  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Shoulder, Knee, Hip and other joint pains
  • Occupational injuries
  • Neuralgias
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve entrapments
  • Complex Region Pain Syndrome
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Spasticity
  • Trigger fingers
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Working Hours

MONDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
TUESDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
WEDNESDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
THURSDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
FRIDAY 8:30am-5:00pm
SATURDAY Closed
SUNDAY Closed

Clinic Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: Closed

HANDLING PHONE CALLS

MON – FRI: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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