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Abdominal And Pelvic Pain Specialist

Pain Care Boise

Pain Medicine located in Boise, ID

Abdominal and pelvic pain are common causes of poor quality of life in both men and women today. At Pain Care Boise in downtown Boise, Idaho, you can find the cause of your acute or chronic pain and receive targeted treatments without hospitalization. Skilled pain management physicians William Binegar, MD, and Christopher Vaughan, MD, work together and with a team of experts who can help, so call the office or click the online provided link to start now.

Abdominal and Pelvic Pain

When do I need interventional pain management for abdominal and pelvic pain?

If you have a diagnosed condition that causes acute or chronic abdominal or pelvic pain, you might need interventional pain management. Many people who live with abdominal or pelvic pain try oral medication to manage their condition. In some cases, medication can slow disease progression but doesn’t actually control the pain.

Or you may take pain medication but still experience frequent breakthrough pain. If you’ve tried conservative methods of controlling your pain, but you need to take the next step to have a better quality-of-life, call Pain Care Boise to talk about interventional pain management.

What types of abdominal and pelvic pain does interventional pain management treat?

Kinds of abdominal and pelvic pain that the Pain Care Boise team regularly treats include:

  • Chronic pancreatitis pain
  • Pancreatic cancer pain
  • Pain after hernia repair or other procedures
  • Endometriosis pain
  • Pain from ruptured ovarian cysts
  • Pain from scar tissue buildup after surgery

Many other conditions can lead to abdominal or pelvic pain too. In some cases, chronic pelvic or abdominal pain can become chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS). CRPS causes even the lightest touch to be terribly painful.

Pain Care Boise expertly treats all of these forms of acute and chronic abdominal and pelvic pain.

How are abdominal and pelvic pain treated?

Treatments for abdominal and pelvic pain frequently focus on interrupting painful nerve signals and reducing inflammation. Some common treatments include:

Celiac plexus blocks

Celiac plexus block injections target the nerves surrounding the abdominal aorta. Deactivating these nerves cuts off pain sensations in the area. This block is a standard treatment for chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Steroid injections

Steroid injections can calm inflamed nerves. They help with many kinds of pelvic and abdominal pain, particularly pain after surgery.

Superior hypogastric block

Superior hypogastric block injections target nerves at the bottom of the spine to stop pain transmission. This type of block treats chronic pelvic pain caused by endometriosis, ruptured cysts, or other pelvic pain in women. It’s also used to treat pelvic pain in men following prostate resection and other procedures.

Peripheral nerve stimulation

Peripheral nerve stimulation treats severe post-surgical peripheral nerve pain when injections don't sufficiently ease your pain.

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)

An implanted SCS can effectively stop you from perceiving nerve pain from a specific area. This treatment can help with CRPS with severe skin sensitivity.

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation

An implanted DRG stimulator can effectively stop nerve pain in areas like the groin, which don’t always respond well to traditional SCS.

In general, the treatment path begins with injections. Then, you may need a minimally invasive procedure like DRG, SCS, or PNS to get longer-lasting results.

Book your appointment at Pain Care Boise by calling the office today or clicking the online scheduling tool now.