Celiac/Hypogastric Plexus Blocks

What Are Celiac/Hypogastric Plexus Blocks?

Abdominal pain is one of the most common types of pain that people today live with. While some bouts of abdominal discomfort are easy to treat, there are other situations that can result in debilitating abdominal pain. This includes serious chronic issues, adhesions, chronic pancreatitis and certain types of cancers. For serious pain issues like this there is a treatment known as the Celiac/Hypogastric Plexus Nerve Block. This nerve block specifically targets the Celiac Plexus bundle of nerves that surrounds the main artery leading into the abdomen—the aorta. This nerve block uses a local anesthetic to block this nerve and prevent it from transmitting pain signals from the abdominal area to the brain.

Benefits of Celiac/Hypogastric Plexus Blocks

The primary benefit of this nerve block is, of course, pain relief. Since the block prevents the nerve in this area from transmitting pain signal to the abdominal area of the brain, in most cases, your body will no longer feel the pain.


Benefits of these blocks include:

  • Easy outpatient procedure
  • Low risk and side effects
  • Quick results that can eliminate pain
  • Lasting results that don’t require daily medication.
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Conditions Treated

A Celiac/Hypogastric Plexus Nerve Block can be used on a variety of different conditions that may be causing abdominal pain. These conditions include:

  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chron’s disease
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • And more

After a complete examination and diagnosis from with your doctor, a medical professional will be available to let you know if you are a candidate for this type of nerve block. If you are, this quick and easy procedure can finally help you get the pain relief you have been looking for.

Contact Us

If you think you might be a candidate for a Celiac/Hypogastric Plexus Block, then please schedule a consultation with one of our pain management doctors today. You can call our clinic at (972) 316-7270 or our Denton office at (940) 222-8943 to schedule an appointment.