A Ganglion Impar Injection is an effective way of treating perineal pain that is neuropathic and caused by either sympathetic or visceral pain syndromes, especially in the instance that they are a secondary result of malignancy. Characterized by indistinct pain that isn’t well localized, and is often accompanied by urgency or burning sensations, especially as connected to defecation or urination. However, as these conditions can be the result of another medical condition, it is appropriate to consult with Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin at Khavkin Clinic to get a confirmed diagnosis.
What Is The Ganglion Impar?
The ganglion impar is a nerve bundle that can be found at the sacrococcygeal junction or the place where your sacrum meets your coccyx, a vestigial tail found at the end of the spine. This nerve bundle supports the distal vagina, scrotum, vulva, perineum, urethra, and distal rectum and anal regions of the body. If this nerve bundle should become overactive, chronic coccyx pain can result.
How Is A Ganglion Impar Injection Performed?
In 1990 the first ganglion impar block was successfully completed using a special needle designed to be inserted into the skin found between the coccyx and anus. Once inserted the needle was slowly moved forward into the area between the rectum and coccyx. Since that time further advancements in the procedure have resulted in methods far more comfortable for the patient.
In modern practice the area is sterilized, anesthetized, and the injection performed, taking no more than 12 minutes to complete. All patients whose pain was coming from the ganglion impar reported that their pain was relieved almost immediately.
Are There Risks Associated With The Ganglion Impar Injection?
All medical procedures have some risk associated with them, but the ganglion impar block is a particularly safe procedure. In rare cases, the patient may experience bleeding, allergic reaction, paralysis, or infection, but overall the procedure is safe and most patients don’t experience any complications.
Why Do I Need A Ganglion Impar Injection?
Ganglion Impar Injections are often used to treat sympathetic nervous system pain, but there are many conditions that can lead to this kind of concern:
- Poor Blood Supply To The Nerves
- Failed Spinal Surgery
- A Malformed Spinal Cord
- Sacral Postherpetic Neuralgia
There are other concerns that can lead to this kind of pain, but will not require a Ganglion Impar Injection, before administering this kind of treatment your doctor will rule out:
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
- Inflamed Prostates
This non-invasive treatment for sympathetic nervous pain is used in cases where other more conventional treatments have failed, it has been shown to be safe and effective while provided fantastic outcomes. If you believe you may be suffering from a condition that will benefit from a Ganglion Impar Injection, contact your physician immediately for a consultation. During the consultation, your physician will examine your case and ultimately determine whether or not this procedure is appropriate for your case. Don’t live in pain another day, make an appointment with “your pain management doctor in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin today!