Are you experiencing chronic pain in the abdomen? If so, you may be a good candidate for the celiac plexus block treatment at The Pain Management Center. We are proud to offer this treatment to the residents of Turnersville, Hamilton and Voorhees, NJ.
What is a Celiac Plexus Block?
A celiac plexus block is a pain management treatment that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the celiac plexus nerves, which are located in the center of the abdomen. This injection will block nerve signals that cause pain in the stomach, pancreas, and the surrounding areas of the abdomen. The celiac plexus block is often used to manage pain for patients who have pancreatic cancer or various forms of chronic pain.
What is the Celiac Plexus Block Treatment Like?
The first step of the celiac plexus block treatment is applying a local anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to relieve any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the treatment area is numbed, a needle will be carefully inserted into the bundle of celiac plexus nerves. This area will be accessed from your back, while you lie face-down during treatment. After the needle is in place, the injection will be performed. This treatment is typically completed in less than an hour. After treatment, you may notice some minor swelling or bruising at the injection site, but these effects usually fade within a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Celiac Plexus Block?
After your celiac plexus block treatment, you will notice immediate pain relief due to the local anesthetic that is injected. This will wear off in a few hours, and pain may return briefly. The steroid medication will take effect within a few days, soothing inflammation and blocking nerve signals so that you can enjoy long-lasting pain relief. The results from your occipital nerve block can last between several weeks and several months. The exact duration of these results will vary, so we will help you determine the kind of results that you can expect during your initial visit.
To learn more about the celiac plexus block treatment, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment at The Pain Management Center. We’ll be happy to help you determine if this is a good treatment option for you. We welcome patients from Hamilton, Voorhees, Linwood, and the nearby cities of New Jersey.