Pudendal Nerve Block Injections are advanced nonsurgical diagnostic and pain relief treatments performed by the region’s leading pain management experts at Nassau Anesthesia Associates, P.C., a medical group affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY.
In addition to providing anesthesia care for patients before, during, and after surgery, Nassau Anesthesia Associates has anesthesiologists with advanced training in the field of pain management. We utilize the most advanced nonsurgical techniques for treating acute and chronic pain that hasn’t responded to more conservative treatments.
Image-guided pudendal nerve blocks use a local anesthetic to block the pudendal nerve, which is located in the pelvis near the tailbone behind the sacrospinous ligament. The pudendal nerve provides the majority of the sensations and functions of the external genitals, urethra, anus, sphincter, sphincter muscles of the bladder, and the perineum.
The Pudendal Nerve Block Procedure
The pudendal nerve block involves injecting anesthetic at a precise location near the pudendal nerve. Since the pudendal nerve is so small and its location varies from one person’s body to another, it requires the guidance of an imaging scan such as an X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, or CT. Without the accuracy of imaging systems, it’s difficult for our anesthesiologists to know if the needle tip is located in the correct spot. Accurate positioning prevents nerve damage and delivers optimal pain management results.