There are many possible factors for neck or upper back pain, all of which can be examined and treated at PriMMed’s newly advanced facilities. Depending on the diagnosis of the patient, we may recommend a celiac plexus block.
A celiac plexus block is a diagnostic injection that interrupts the pain signals from the body to the brain, and thus provides pain relief. Located near the upper part of the abdomen along the spine, the celiac plexus is a bundle of nerves that can become inflamed or compressed due to trauma. This can cause a variety of pain sensations and lead loss of function.
When PriMMed recommends a celiac plexus block, a trial block is usually performed first. A local anesthetic is injected into the affected area, and if the patient sees short-term pain relief from this trial injection, then the long term neurolytic block is performed. This procedure can last up to two months and can be safely repeated throughout the care plan.
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