Hypogastric Plexus Block
The hypogastric plexus is a network of nerves around the bottom of your spinal cord. A Hypogastric Plexus Block can help you stop feeling pain in your pelvis. First, lying on your back, a local anesthetic numbs the injection site. Then, contrast dye is used to ensure proper placement of two needles near your hipbone. Finally, the medication including the treatment to block the nerves is injected. This can reduce the pain in uterus and ovary area for women, prostate and testicular area for men, as well as the pain around lower intestines and bladder. Discussing the benefits and risks with your doctor is strongly encouraged; results vary on a case-to-case basis.