Spine Procedures
Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block

Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block

Hypogastric Plexus Blocks are injections into the spine that help to alleviate pain in the pelvic region.


Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block

A superior hypogastric plexus block is a procedure that uses an injection to control pelvic pain, potentially alleviating pain caused from issues in the bladder, descending colon, perineum, penis, prostate, rectum, testes, urethra, uterus, vagina, and vulva.

At the start of the procedure, the patient lays face down with a cushion placed under the hips to help flatten out the natural curvature of the lower lumbar spine. Once local anesthesia is administered, the minimally invasive AccuCision® Spine procedure begins with the insertion of two needles. Using a special x-ray device and injections of contrast dye, the doctor will ensure the needles are inserted into the correct locations. Once the needles are in place, the doctor will perform the best type of injection for the particular patient. Different medicines can be injected to relieve pain depending on the patient’s own history with response to pain treatment. After a successful injection, the patient should experience substantial pain relief.

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