Celiac Plexus Block
Chronic abdominal pain associated with certain types of cancer and pancreatitis can diminish your quality of life. If you are living with chronic abdominal pain and are seeking treatment options for pain management, a celiac plexus block may be right for you. Our pain management doctors at Medici Spine & Pain provide a comprehensive approach to pain management, offering a multidisciplinary treatment plan for all types of chronic pain. We use celiac plexus block injections for some patients that are suffering from chronic abdominal pain.
The celiac plexus is a group of nerves that surrounds the aorta in the abdomen. These nerves send pain signals to the brain. For those with certain cancers affecting the abdomen or pancreatitis, chronic abdominal pain can be debilitating. By blocking the nerve signals at the celiac plexus, patients can experience less pain and improve their quality of life.
Minimally-Invasive Relief for Chronic Abdominal Pain
A celiac plexus block injection can be performed at our clinics and may be a recommended part of your treatment plan to manage chronic abdominal pain. The procedure usually takes about half an hour and is minimally-invasive. We use our advanced imaging and specialized techniques to guide injections to the correct area to deliver pain medications to the celiac plexus. Most patients receive a series of injections to sustain pain relief, which can last for months or even years, depending on the patient.
At Medici Spine & Pain, we personalize treatment plans for every patient and find the right combination of treatments and therapy to achieve the desired results. For those with chronic abdominal pain, celiac plexus block injections may be one treatment that is recommended to offer relief. To begin your treatment plan for managing chronic pain, contact our team to schedule your initial consultation with one of our pain management physicians.