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can epidural cause nerve damage

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Although it is : A very rare risk of doing epidural injections, it is very difficult to get nerve damage from an epidural injection. Go see your spine specialist, and ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
42 years experience Anesthesiology
No: The vagus nerve originates in the brain, so an injection affecting spinal nerves should have no effect.
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Dr. Lewis Margolis
48 years experience Anesthesiology
Epidural complicatio: Epidurals are injections of local anesthetics and/or steroids into the space superficial to the spinal fluid. I think any complication affecting the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Hard to say: Only way to know if there is nerve damage is to get an MRI to see inside the back to see any issues. Also an emg/ncs can be helpful to evaluate nerve ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
Chat to your ortopod: Your probably would have been referred to an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon at this stage and I am sure they are more experienced in dealing with ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neurologist: I would suggest seeing a neurologist. An Epidural is not likely to be the cause. Having a baby though can cause some nerve damage in certain cases. A ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: I have used acupuncture to treat patients with peripheral neuropathies with some moderately good outcomes. Would discuss this with your pcm regarding ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot. It is used to diagnose nerve damage but does not cause it.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not so: TMJ may cause nerve damage but that is not a usual manifestation of this disorder. Surgery for TMJ can result in nerve injury.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: Only if it hot enough to cause burns.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Numbness may be a sign of nerve irritation or nerve injury, but numbness itself does not cause nerve damage.

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