Celiac Plexus Nerve Block

Performed by Ark-La-Tex Spine Care – serving Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas

This injection relieves pain in the abdomen. Conditions such as cancer or chronic pancreatitis can cause pain in the nerves surrounding the main artery in the abdomen. Medication is injected to block the nerves and can relieve pain in the abdomen.

Procedure information:

  • Local anesthetic will be used on injection site to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure
  • Fluoroscopy, a type of x-ray, will used to insure accurate needle placement

Typical Benefits/Outcomes:

The procedure is performed in our clinic and typically takes less than 30 minutes to perform. The patient can typically return to work the following day. Some patients experience pain relief immediately although, it may take up to a week. Many patients experience relief after 1 injection that lasts from a few weeks to a few years, although some patients may require 2 or more injections to experience significant pain relief.