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Does A Epidural Hurt
Yes absolutely: An epidural is a needle stick and needle sticks hurt. Uusually it hurts about the same as an I.V. But if i hit a bone(1 in 5) it may hurt or rmay not hurt more. U might get a bruise and it may hurt after like any bruise but there is no chacne of disc dammage which is what most mean by back injury. If i hit a nerve (1 in 1000) it hurts like a bang on your funny bone, usually resolves the same. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Epidurals can help!: Definitely helps more than it hurts! epidurals can be wonderful to help with labor pain and provide safe anesthesia for c-sections. Epidural steroids can help a lot with back pain. Epidurals can also be great for orthopedic procedures on the hips or knees. The anesthesiologist will numb up the area well, so it should hurt very little to have an epidural put in. Definitely worth it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My left thigh has hurt for a week. What could be the cause? I've had an epidural and still have the pain
Radicular pain: If you had an epidural steroid injection, most likely it was for a lumbar disk herniation that caused radiating pain. Sometimes, after an epidural, you can have worsening of that radiating or "radicular" pain. I would call and follow up with the doctor who did the injection. If there is any weakness, loss of sensation, bowel or bladder changes, contact your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It is possible to have some soreness but excessive pain could be due to infection. Please contact your physician. ...Read more
Foreign body in back: Because you had a small tube inserted in the space between your spinal cord and covering of the cord and some nerves may have been irritated as it was removed. Hopefully you are doing better now. If not i suggest seeing an acupuncturist as that can really improve your symptoms. If it has continued let your doctor know as well. ...Read more
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