What is a Lumbar Hypogastric Sympathetic Plexus Block?
A celiac plexus nerve block pertains to the sympathetic nerves located in the middle of the spine that extend towards the abdomen. On the other hand, a lumbar sympathetic nerve block targets the sympathetic nerves in the lower back that influence the legs and feet, while a hypogastric plexus block targets the sympathetic nerves linked to the pelvis.
Could I Benefit from a Lumbar Hypogastric Sympathetic Plexus Block?
If you have chronic leg and foot pain due to medical conditions like reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome, vascular insufficiency, or shingles, a lumbar sympathetic block may be a suitable treatment option. This procedure involves the injection of a local anesthetic into the sympathetic nerves – a group of nerve cell bodies – located along the front part of the spine. Its primary objective is to alleviate pain, allowing you to resume regular activities and undergo physical therapy.