Chronic abdominal pain can be a debilitating and frustrating condition. For patients who have had all pathology ruled out with test generally run by gastrointestinal doctors, we can do splanchnic nerve blocks to try and alleviate the pain. The splanchnic nerves are a collection of sympathetic nerves in front of the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae. It is a similar procedure to a celiac plexus block without having to contact the aorta. The procedure is quick and easy to do and works best when done as part of a holistic approach to treat a troubling affliction.