Chronic abdominal pain can disrupt your life and be excruciatingly painful. Sometimes the pain can be dulled and numbed through medications prescribed by a doctor, if pain still persists, your pain doctor may recommend other treatments. In some cases, if the pain is extremely severe, a doctor may recommend a Celiac Plexus Block. This is an injection of strong pain medication; the length of time of its effect is undetermined, because it’s different for each person taking the procedure.
Then, while using your x-ray as a guide the doctor will:
You do not need to have a long hospital stay. You leave the very day you came and the procedure normally doesn’t take any longer than 30 minutes.
There is a very low risk of any kind of complication; if there are any complications, there could be bruising or soreness around the area of the injection. There are very rarely any serious complications such as infections, nerve damage, bleeding, or collapsed lung. Some side effects of the injection may be the following:
Celiac plexus block is used to block out chronic abdominal pain that has little to no response to any other pain medications, primarily used for abdominal cancer related pain. If you have chronic abdominal pain and are looking for pain relief, contact Pegasus pain management to schedule an appointment for a Celiac Plexus Block.