Celiac Plexus Block is used to diagnose and relieve abdominal pain caused by cancer or pancreatitis. The injection blocks the nerves serving the abdominal. The intravenous anesthetic could be used to relax the patient
Local anesthetic is used to numb the skin and tissue down to the celiac plexus. A physician uses fluoroscope and contrast solution to confirm the correct location of needle tip. Anesthetic medicine is injected around the nerves to block pain signals from reaching the brain.
The first injection could be a test. If pain relief appears, permanent celiac plexus block could be used. Most patients have immediate pain relief after the injections.
Our Pain Management clinics in NY(NYC): Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Morganville, NJ. are highly experienced to perform this kind of procedure.
CELIAC PLEXUS BLOCK SIDE EFFECTS:
Common side effects could be compared with common injection side effects, i.e. allergic reaction, bacterial infection, bleeding in seldom cases. Steroids side effects are face, eyes, arms, legs swelling, sugar level increasing for diabetic patients.
Before any pain management procedure the patient must inform the physician about pregnancy or if he/she takes blood thinning medication.