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Celiac Plexus Blocks in Atlanta, GA

Celiac Plexus Blocks

Celiac plexus blocks are non-surgical treatments involving injections into the celiac plexus nerves in the abdomen, disrupting pain signals to the brain and providing relief from chronic abdominal pain.

This innovative method targets the celiac plexus nerves, offering significant relief from discomfort. It effectively blocks pain signals from reaching the brain, providing significant relief from severe upper abdominal or back pain often caused by conditions like pancreatitis - an inflammation of the pancreas, or pancreatic cancer.

If you’re struggling with a condition caused by pancreatic cancer, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists can help you find relief. Our highly skilled team of professionals is committed to delivering personalized, compassionate care tailored to your specific needs. We believe in not just addressing the symptoms but addressing the root cause of your pain.

Don't let chronic pain control your life. Schedule an appointment with The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists today and start your journey towards effective pain management and recovery.

Pancreatic Pain Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Celiac Plexus Block for Effective Relief from Chronic Abdominal Pain

The celiac plexus block is an effective medical procedure that temporarily disrupts the celiac plexus nerves. These nerves, branching away from the spine, are responsible for transmitting pain signals from various digestive system organs to the brain and spinal cord. Conditions like pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer often trigger these pain signals. The organs involved include:

  • Gallbladder
  • Intestines
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Stomach

Symptoms of these conditions generally include:

  • Persistent and intense abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and unexplained weight loss

This procedure temporarily disrupts the nerves of the celiac plexus. Firstly, the patient is positioned face-down on a table and given medication to induce relaxation. The skin on the back is then numbed, and a needle is carefully inserted. This needle is guided to the celiac plexus nerves using CT scans or a fluoroscope.

Once in place, an anesthetic is injected to numb the nerves. If the procedure is being performed for long-term pain relief, a substance may be further injected to disrupt these nerves. This process may be repeated to treat nerves on both sides of the spine.

If you are suffering from pain caused by conditions like pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, celiac plexus blocks at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Center may be the right choice for you.

Schedule a consultation with our experienced team today to discuss your options and take the first step towards a pain-free life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can I expect to experience pain relief after a celiac plexus block?

Many patients experience significant pain relief within a few days after the procedure, although individual results may vary. It is important to follow up with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance.

Can a celiac plexus block be used as a long-term pain management option?

Celiac plexus blocks can provide effective pain relief for weeks to several months. However, additional procedures or alternative pain management strategies may be necessary for long-term pain management.

Do you accept insurance for caudal epidural injections?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area.   Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I find the best specialist near me for celiac plexus blocks to provide pain relief in pancreatic cancer patients?

If you’re ready to find the best pain relief for pancreatic cancer patients, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the relief road. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.