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Does a epidural hurt?

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 more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Epidural (Definition)

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


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Does epidural anesthesia hurt > help?

Does epidural anesthesia hurt > help?

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 more

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Does the numbing injection for epidural hurt?

Does the numbing injection for epidural hurt?

Epidural: Usually not, it can cause just the prick of the needle it self, and most of the time they use local anesthesia before that. ...Read more

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I had a baby by repeat cs, and I was given the epidural. After it was removed I really hurt. Why?

I had a baby by repeat cs, and I was given the epidural. After it was removed I really hurt. Why?

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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Would it be healthy to hurt from an epidural injection the next day?

Would it be healthy to hurt from an epidural injection the next day?

Sometimes you can: Have a burning sensation from the steroid before it takes effect and if the epidural was difficult might be temporary soreness. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hurt from an epidural injection the next couple of days?

Possibly: It is possible to have some soreness but excessive pain could be due to infection. Please contact your physician. ...Read more

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Why does your back hurt after you get an epidural? I got one three years ago and my back still hurts around that spot

Epidural: Sometimes the procedure injures local nerves or ligaments that do not heal. Less likely three years out, you could have a low grade infection, so reasonable to see doctor other than who performed the epidural and ask for exam to figure this out. ...Read more

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How bad does giving birth hurt with an epidural block?

How bad does giving birth hurt with an epidural block?

Depends: Depends on the patient, if first delivery, anxiety about pain. You have to make a decision when the ob/gyn tells you because after a certain point in the labor doctor can no longer start an epidural. ...Read more

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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 more

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Constant pain in my spine where they gave me the epidural normal? How long will it last? Why does it hurt so much its paralyzing at times

Pain is never normal: Are you seeing a fellowship-trained spinal specialist? It sounds like a good time to make an appointment and find out what's going on. It sounds like you have a spinal nerve root that is being impinged, causing the paralyzing symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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5 weeks Postpartum and the spot where the epidural was placed still hurts. Normal? Will it go away?

It should: It should go away as there is usually some soreness post partum at the epidural site. If the area is red, swollen, or you are having severe headaches when standing notify your OB MD. ...Read more

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Once I had my epidural after my son my back hurts really bad where the needle entered and below that what is a good way to get rid of my pain?

Should get better!: Don't worry unless the pain is associated with fever, numbness or leg weakness--if any of those things are present, go to the emergency room. But back soreness after pregnancy and spinal or epidural anesthesia is best managed with a heating pad, perhaps a massage, and Ibuprofen or naproxen. Exercise with an emphasis on the core muscles will help, and stretching is great therapy. Feel better! ...Read more

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I had a neck epidural injection 2 weeks ago. Why does it still hurt where the injection was given? It was given at C6 c7. Is that usually where given?

I had a neck epidural injection 2 weeks ago. Why does it still hurt where the injection was given? It was given at C6 c7. Is that usually where given?

Yes: That is where the injection usually is given. It's not that unusual to still have some soreness at the injection site. It should be easing up though. If not, contact the physician that administered the injection. ...Read more

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How bad is an epidural steroid injection in my neck going to hurt?

How bad is an epidural steroid injection in my neck going to hurt?

Not much: The worse part of an epidural injection is typically the local anesthetic administered to numb the skin. After that the needle typically feels like pressure. However as the needle enters the spinal canal or around the nerve root there can be some pain that is transient. Complications can be bleeding, infection, nerve damage and paralysis, but these are extremely rare. ...Read more

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My father had a hernia surgery they gave him an epidural now three days after his surgery area doesn't hurt really. It's his lower back when he lays?

Other symptoms: How bad is the back pain? Some soreness at site of epidural normal for several days to a week. If pain 5/10 or higher, or if he also has headache, suspect spinal fluid leak at site of epidural and needs to see doctor. ...Read more