A celiac plexus block may help those with recurrent abdominal pain that is not responsive to other treatments. This procedure temporarily disrupts the nerves of the celiac plexus. These nerves branch away from your spine. They connect to the organs in your abdomen. Pain signals caused by conditions such as pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer travel through these nerves on the way to your brain. A celiac plexus block can relieve your pain.
If you suffer from cancer-related pain and would like additional information on this painful condition, please review our cancer-related pain article. If you are interested in or scheduled for a celiac plexus block and would like additional information on this interventional procedure, please review the video and frequently asked questions below. Additionally, if you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to discuss them with your physician.