A member asked:

How does an epidural affect your back?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Blocks pain response: Works well during labor and delivery to decrease pain, and can be used well to control symptoms from a lumbar nerve compression (radiculopathy). Unfortunately temporary, but can help diagnostic management, in both cases.

Answered 5/27/2015



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