The pudendal nerve is the main nerve of the perineum, carrying sensation and signals from the genitalia to the brian. When this nerve becomes pinched or compressed, it may result in pain, burning sensations, genital pain and more.
To perform this nerve block, your physician will use a small needle to inject an anesthetic into the pudendal nerve, usually in an area called the pudendal canal. The medication will bathe the nerve, numbing it and blocking the transmission of pain signals. This block will also help determine if you’re suffering from true pudendal neuralgia, as in many cases those suffering from the condition will feel immediate pain relief. In other cases, it may take a few days for the full effects to be felt.