A 33-year-old member asked:
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Where is the injection site for epidural anesthesia?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
The Back: Epidural injections are given in your back, between the bones of your spine. The level of injection depends on the indication for epidural placement. For example, if given during pregnancy, the epidural injection is given in the lower back.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
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Yes: Epidural anesthesia can reduce surgery related comlpications and enhance post operative pain management.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
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No limit: Epidurals could theoretically be given over and over or many years. But eventually they might become harder to achieve as scar tissue built up.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
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Epidural frequency: Probably as often as you require surgery that would benefit from an epidural.
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Dr. Ionel Rad answered
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Not really: Allergic to general anesthesia such as having malignant hyperthermia does not mean that you are also allergic to the local anesthetics used in the epi ... Read More

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