A ganglion impar procedure is a medical treatment that alleviates chronic pain in the pelvic or perineal region. The ganglion impar, located near the base of the spine, plays a crucial role in transmitting pain signals from the pelvic area.

How It Works

During the procedure, an ASCPM practitioner employs a thin needle to inject medication near the ganglion impar. This medication effectively blocks pain signals and reduces inflammation in the area. The procedure is typically performed under guidance from imaging techniques. Imaging equipment, such as X-rays or fluoroscopy, helps enure precise needle placement.

The Benefits

The ganglion impar procedure offers relief from chronic pain conditions in the pelvic region. It includes coccydynia (tailbone pain), perineal pain, or certain types of pelvic cancer pain. By targeting the ganglion impar, the procedure aims to interrupt pain signals and enhance the quality of life for patients.

Procedure Details

It’s important to note that the ganglion impar procedure is typically performed by a pain management specialist or an interventional radiologist. The healthcare provider carefully evaluates the patient’s condition and discusses potential risks and benefits before deciding if this procedure is appropriate.