Manhattan Experts with Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Blocks, performed by Matthew Spiegel, MD
The ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves provide sensation to the lower abdomen and groin areas. They too can become irritated or compressed, leading to increased pain. When the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves are blocked, the transmission of pain signals from these nerves to the brain is temporarily disrupted. This is achieved by injecting a local anesthetic and/or steroid medication near the nerves, which interferes with nerve impulses and blocks the pain signal transmission. Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric blocks are used to treat conditions such as ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric neuralgia and refractory pain after abdominopelvic surgery.