About Pudendal Neuralgia
Pudendal neuralgia (PN) is a syndrome that causes chronic pelvic pain in both men and women. The pudendal nerve, found in the pelvis, provides important sensory and motor fibers to the genitals, in the area between the anus and the clitoris or penis. When the nerve is damaged, patients experience pain and burning in the genital area. The sensations often decrease when sitting on the toilet. Additional symptoms may include pain with arousal, orgasm, and ejaculation. Erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and constipation, as well as pain with intercourse (in women), are also very common. Dr. Anthony Echo understands that this type of condition can be life-altering and affect your daily life in such a way that your emotional health could be comprised. At Sports Hernia Texas, we are committed to seeking out effective results quickly and safely to return you to the high quality of life you deserve. Read on to learn more about diagnosis and treatment.
Pudendal Nerve Decompression Treatment and Recovery
If conservative forms of therapy are not effective in treating pudendal nerve pain, a surgical approach known as pudendal nerve decompression may be recommended or necessary. There are many different techniques that can be used for this surgery, depending on the severity of the pain. These decisions will be made during your pre-operative appointment after Dr. Echo has had the opportunity to assess your injury and discuss recommended surgical methods.
Your surgery will be performed under general anesthesia and may require a 1 – 4 night stay in the hospital afterward. In most cases, you will be able to walk around the day after surgery. Many patients find it helpful to ice their pelvic region following surgery to help manage discomfort. Patients with incisions in the vaginal or perineal area will need to take extra precautions to prevent infection. A member of the Sports Hernia Texas team will provide detailed aftercare instructions for all patients prior to their discharge.
Your recovery could take a few months and may require pain management for around that length of time. However, Dr. Echo does his best to ensure his patients can return to their lifestyles as quickly as possible.
Schedule Your Consultation
When you are experiencing nerve pain, time is of the essence. You may have tried conservative forms of therapy to no avail, and you are simply ready for answers. Dr. Anthony Echo is skilled to treat pudendal nerve pain with a specialized decompression surgery that will help you take back your life. If you are ready to finally achieve relief from your pain, contact our Houston, TX practice to schedule your consultation with Dr. Echo.