Hypogastric blocks are medication injections that help relieve pelvic pain. The hypogastric plexus is a bundle of nerves near the bottom of your spinal cord. Blocking these nerves can help you stop feeling pain in your pelvis. This procedure can help relieve pelvic pain from cancer, endometriosis, testicles, or other parts of the pelvis.
DRG stimulation features two components that are surgically implanted: A pulse generator, which is placed beneath the skin in the buttocks or abdomen, and up to four leads. The leads are attached to the pulse generator and the tissue near the target treatment area. When activated, the leads send very small electrical impulses to the dorsal root ganglion, thereby blocking the pain stimulant.