ILIOINGUINAL / ILIOHYPOGASTRIC BLOCK
An ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric block is an injection of a local anesthetic and an anti-inflammatory steroid into the soft tissues of the lower abdomen next to the ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve, in order to provide relief of lower abdominal and groin.
WHAT IS AN ILIOINGUINAL / ILIOHYPOGASTRIC BLOCK?
During an ilioinguinal / iliohypogastric block procedure, which usually lasts about 15 minutes, the skin will be numbed with a local anesthetic numbing agent. Once the skin is anesthetized, the medications are injected next to the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves. Relief is typically felt within 48-72 hours from the time of injection, but the length of time it lasts varies from patient to patient.
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WHO CAN GET AN ILIOINGUINAL / ILIOHYPOGASTRIC BLOCK?
Both the iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerves run together as a pair from the lower lumbar region through the abdominal wall muscles along the lower part of the abdomen where it joins with the pelvis. Due to the location of the nerves, they are at risk of being injured during lower abdominal surgeries such as a c-section or appendectomy. As a result, the injured nerves can cause chronic groin pain that may extend to the scrotum or the testicle in men, the labia majora in women. These nerve blocks can also be used a diagnostic tool for those suffering from chronic hip, groin, and pelvic pain.
If you suspect an ilioinguinal / iliohypogastric block might be a solution for you, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.