A hypogastric plexus procedure is a medical treatment at ASCPM that relieves chronic pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic region. The hypogastric plexus is a network of nerves located near the base of the spine, and it plays a role in transmitting pain signals from the lower abdomen and pelvic area.

How It Works

During the procedure, a healthcare provider uses a thin needle to inject medication near the hypogastric plexus. This medication helps to block pain signals and reduce inflammation in the area.

Procedure Details

The procedure is usually performed under guidance from imaging techniques, such as X-rays or fluoroscopy, to ensure accurate needle placement.

The Benefits

The hypogastric plexus procedure can provide relief from chronic pain conditions in the lower abdomen and pelvic region, such as chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis pain, or certain types of cancer pain. By targeting the hypogastric plexus, the procedure aims to interrupt the pain signals and improve the quality of life for patients.

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