If you suffer from chronic pain in the groin, perineal, or genital region, one option for treatment is the ganglion impar block. This block is often used when conservative measures fail to relieve pain.
Who is a candidate for the ganglion impar block?
The ganglion impar block is an easy, safe procedure used to treat pelvic, genital, visceral, perineal, and anal pain. This injection procedure is a type of sympathetic block used to treat sympathetically-mediated pain, neuropathic pain, malig...
The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a growing trend in orthopedic medicine and pain management. Patients are seeing great results with this regenerative therapy. While bone and soft tissues heal in stages, the use of PRP has been proven to facilitate the healing process.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is produced from the patient’s own blood. It is a concentration of platelets, which circulate in the blood and are useful for blood clotting. The liquid plasma portion of the blood,...
A lumbar sympathetic nerve block is a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. It can be used to help the doctor find the cause of your pain and symptoms, or it can be used to relieve the symptoms.
What are the sympathetic nerves?
The group of nerves that spur from the front aspect of the spinal column are called the sympathetic nerves. These nerves are components of the autonomic nervous system, and they control many bodily functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating.
A new study has found that one of four people with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) also have fibromyalgia (FM). The impact of FBSS is serious, costing patients around $30,000. In addition, FM and FBSS are both associated with decreased quality of life, high incidence of disability, and unemployment.
Fibromyalgia causes pain all over the body, which is known as widespread pain. In addition, fibromyalgia is associated with fatigue, emotional distress, and sleep problem...
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. It can affect the hand and arm, which causes tingling, numbness, and inability to grip or hold on to things at times. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located on the palm side of the wrist, which is formed by bones and ligaments. The tunnel protects a main nerve to the hand and the nine tendons that bend the fingers. If this nerve is compressed, it causes the carpal tunnel syndrome.