The Celiac Plexus is a nest of nerves within the upper abdomen area near the aorta. These nerves help control basic nerve function, so the Celiac Plexus Block is performed to help alleviate upper abdominal pain and help restore that function. It helps treat Chronic Pancreatitis and other kinds of chronic abdominal pain. This injection process can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes.
A needle is injected into the skin and deeper tissues with the help of a local anesthetic. Once the needle is in the proper position, a local anesthetic, epinephrine, clonidine, or steroid medication is injected. The duration of pain relief tends to improve after each injection, usually lasting a few days.
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