Ganglion Impar Nerve Block

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

This injection is used to reduce the symptoms of chronic pelvic or rectal pain by blocking nerve impulses. The ganglion impar is a cluster of nerve cells in front of the joint between the sacrum and the coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone.

Procedure information:

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