Pudendal Nerve Entrapment

Pudendal nerve entrapment affects a large number of both women and men, resulting in mild to extreme discomfort in the genital area. Pudendal nerve issues can affect every element of a person’s life, from normal movement to sexual dysfunction and worse. And because of the location, many patients are apprehensive at the thought of discussing it with their physicians, let alone family members.

Of course, there are many causes of pain in the abdomen and pelvis – the place to start in any investigation is with your internist, general surgeon, urologist or gynecologist.

However, sometimes the cause of pain and numbness in various areas of the pelvis remains a mystery. A magnetic resonance neurography scan from The Neurography Institute can help diagnose pelvic pain issues that are due to nerve issues.

Neurography image of a pudendal nerve entrapment diagnosis

Neurography image of a pudendal nerve entrapment diagnosis

The nerves involved form a complex alphabet soup of different syndromes that many general doctors are just not familiar with. In the front of the groin area – the problem may be with ilioinguinal or genitofemoral nerves. In the inner thigh – it may be the obturator nerve. Buttock pains can come from the superior or inferior gluteal nerves, the cluneal nerves, or from the nerve to the obturator internus. When pain or numbness affects the area between the legs – the pudendal nerves may be involved.

The pudendal nerves travel a long complex course – they may be entrapped in the upper pelvis near the piriformis muscle, in the mid-pelvis near the Ischial spine, or in the low pelvis along the Alcock’s canal that travels over the obturator internus muscle.

The first step in diagnosing a pudendal nerve-related issue is with a neurography scan from The Neurography Institute.

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