Spine & Orthopedic Pain Centers

Superior Hypogastric Nerve Block

A superior hypogastric plexus block (also known as a hypogastric block) is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure used to treat pelvic and genital pain that has been so far unresponsive to oral medications and other conventional treatments. It can be used to diagnose and treat a painful condition. It uses numbing medications and some other drugs to be more long-lasting.

The superior hypogastric plexus is a part of the sympathetic nervous system that is capable of communicating pain to the central nervous system even when there is nothing damaged or inflamed.

By blocking this structure, one can relieve pain in the visceral (lining of the cavities) and pelvic regions from multiple causes:

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Endometriosis- a gynecologic condition that results in scarring from abnormal uterine tissue in other areas of the pelvis and body
  • Prostatitis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Painful periods
  • Painful sex
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Vulvitis
  • Cystitis-bladder inflammation
  • Varicocele-enlarged vein in the scrotum
  • Sympathetically-Mediated Pain
  • Pelvic Congestion
  • Pelvic Fibrosis
  • Pelvis  Radiation-induced Neuropathy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pain due to adhesions resulting from multiple abdominal/GYN surgeries

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Inderbir Johal, M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist
Anesthesiologist

Dr. Inderbir Johal, M.D. is a highly-skilled interventional pain management physician. Following a rigorous residency program in anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Johal completed an intensive fellowship at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Dr. Johal is passionate about his patients and their experience at Prestige Pain. Compassionate in his clinical approach, Dr. Johal uses leading-edge, minimally-invasive approaches to address acute and chronic pain effectively.

Dr. Johal welcomes your correspondence.

Gurbir Johal, M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist
Anesthesiologist

Dr. Gurbir Johal is a highly-skilled interventional pain management physician. Following a rigorous residency program in anesthesiology at the prestigious University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Johal completed an intensive fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Chicago Pain Medicine Center.

Dr. Johal is passionate about his patients and their experience at Prestige Pain. Compassionate in his clinical approach, Dr. Johal uses leading-edge, minimally-invasive approaches to address acute and chronic pain effectively.

Dr. Johal welcomes your correspondence.