Pudendal Neuralgia

Pudendal Neuralgia is a condition that affects the pudendal nerve, which is located in the genital region of both men and women. Issues affecting this nerve tend to be more common in women and can cause great pain in the pelvic and genital region.

While the condition is believed to be on the uncommon side, it occurs when pressure is placed onto the pudendal nerve. This can be as a result of childbirth, surgery, a tumor, or excessive activity that puts pressure on the pelvic region. Symptoms may include:

  • Sharp Pain
  • Burning Pain
  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Worsening Conditions when Sitting

Generally, this condition may be treated with a pudendal nerve block, which is the bathing of the pudendal nerve in medication to halt the sending of pain signals from the pelvic region to the brain. A nerve block may also help determine if pudendal neuralgia truly is the source of your issue. Additionally, physical therapy may be an effective way to reduce and relieve pain. Whatever your unique situation calls for, the dedicated experts at the Center for Spine & Pain Medicine will work closely with you to find the treatment that works best for you.

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