Pain Management OKC & Hypogastric Plexus Blocks
Did you know that between 20% and 40% of women who are infertile have endometriosis? This long-lasting disease can range from a very mild discomfort to a constant pain. It’s no surprise that this disorder can be so painful for some women as it is caused by tissue growing outside of the uterus which would normally line the inside of a woman’s uterus. Furthermore, when endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. At this point, if over-the-counter medications and other sources of pain relief have failed for this type of chronic pain, it’s possible that our pain management OKC specialists could provide some relief with hypogastric plexus blocks.
A hypogastric plexus block is simply a way for a pain management OKC specialist to administer pain killing medication directly into the hypogastric plexus, or bundle of nerves, near the bottom of your spinal cord. Just as the name suggests, the medication works to block the nerves from carrying pain information throughout your body. By blocking these nerves from carrying pain information, the injected medication can help you stop feeling pain in your pelvis region. The hypogastric block usually involves a series of several injections, repeated at weekly intervals.
While taking this step may seem extreme to some patients, many women would agree that it isn’t worse than being doubled over in pain caused by the endometriosis. Should you determine that you would like to give our pain management OKC specialists a chance to make you feel better utilizing the hypogastric plexus block method, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Our pain management OKC physician will have a consultation with you to ensure you are a good candidate for this type of procedure. We’ll also explain everything step-by-step so that you won’t have any unexpected surprises when it comes time to complete the procedure.
Your pain relief could be just one appointment away! You may reach our pain management OKC specialists by calling 405-751-0011.