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Does a spinal anesthesia hurt?

Does a spinal anesthesia hurt?

Not usually: A correctly done spinal has very little pain associated with it. The anesthesia care provider will place local anesthesia first and then the needle with the spinal medication. Occasionally if there is difficulty passing the needle between the spinous processes and into the correct space, heavy pressure of pain may be felt. Let the anesthesiologist know and they give more local anesthesia through t. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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How severe does a spinal anesthesia numb you?

How severe does a spinal anesthesia numb you?

As high as necessary: The dose of spinal anesthesia is adjusted depending on the height of numbness needed for the procedure. It typically is somewhere between the lower abdomen and the nipples depending on the surgery. ...Read more

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Does a spinal tap hurt either during or after the needle?

Spinal tap: While some people notice a brief pinch and some discomfort, most people don't find a spinal tap to be painful. ...Read more

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Does circumsismatoion hurt or a dorsal slit hurt after a op asleep?

Surgical pain: Surgery involves cutting the skin which has nerves. So yes pain not unable to be controlled. ...Read more

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Reasons to do spinal tap does a myelogram hurt?

Reasons to do spinal tap does a myelogram hurt?

Spine evaluation: A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read more

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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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When does someone need a lumbar epidural injection?

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When does someone need a lumbar epidural injection?

Epidural: For temporary relief of low back & sciatic pain. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have a tooth pulled without anesthesia?

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Does it hurt to have a tooth pulled without anesthesia?

Yes,: Yes it does, but not if the dentist administers local anesthesia first. ...Read more

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Will a spinal tap hurt at all or just feel odd?

Depends: It the spinal needle enters the canal without difficulty, they will be minimal discomfort. Should the needle hit bone or spinal nerve, pain may be severe. ...Read more

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Does a spinal cord injury always mean paralysis?

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Does a spinal cord injury always mean paralysis?

No: Fortunately, not all spinal cord injuries cause paralysis. Milder versions of the injury may simply contuse the cord and may result in little to no neurologic deficits. Other more severe injuries may severley bruise or sever the cord causing a spectrum of neurologic deficits based on location and type of injury. Full recovery is less likely with severe injuries. ...Read more

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Is it better to get a spinal or epidural anesthesia in labor?

Is it better to get a spinal or epidural anesthesia in labor?

Epidural: An epidural can last longer and can be titrated to a specific patient's need. A spinal is a single shot that may not last for the whole labor. With an epidural you will still be able to push, but with a spinal you will not be able to. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a laminotomy done?

30-60 mins: It varies on how many levels surgeon to surgeon redo take twice as long. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get an anterior lumbar interbody fusion done?

Yes: The procedure is like most abdominal procedures and are pretty tender for several days. There will be some back aching due to the removal of disk and placement of the graft. These will both get better after time. Your surgeon will manage your pain- it is not unbearable. ...Read more

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How much time does a lumbar puncture/ spinal tap headache last?

How much time does a lumbar puncture/ spinal tap headache last?

Post LP Headache: Post lumbar puncture/spinal tap headaches last until the tiny hole in the dura seals. This can be years but is usually a day or 3. Typically, the cure is to lay flat for 24 hours to keep the pressure low and allow the tiny hole in the dura to heal which it almost always does. Lots of caffeine is helpful too. You may want to call your dr and ask about a blood patch. ...Read more

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How painful is a spinal fusion?

How painful is a spinal fusion?

Varies: This varies as to the diagnosis, your age, the extent & location of your surgery, what type of procedure that was done, whether you smoke & if this is your first back surgery. It also depends on how tolerant you are to pain medication in terms of how much & how long you may have been on medication preop. Depression can also magnify pain & if in pain for 6 months or longer, higher risk depression. ...Read more

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How does a spinal fusion work?

How does a spinal fusion work?

Stops motion: The purpose of a lumbar fusion procedure is to stabilize the segment in the lumbar spine. It stops motion in that segment to treat back pain and possibly nerve root compression leading to leg pain, weakness, numbness, or any combination of those. It relies on removing the disc and replacing with bone graft. In addition, screws and rods are used to hold this in place while the fusion occurs. ...Read more

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Does root canal surgery hurt without anesthesia?

Does root canal surgery hurt without anesthesia?

Depends: If by root canal surgery you mean root canal treatment, then if the nerve is dead, you can have it without anaesthesia. Except, why would you not want something that will make you more comfortable. If your dentist or endodontist is good at giving anesthesia, it would be very comfortabe. If, however, you mean surgery as in cutting the root, you will definitely want and need anesthesia for that. ...Read more

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Does a local anesthesia injection to the bottom of toe/foot really hurt?

Does a local anesthesia injection to the bottom of toe/foot really hurt?

A Little: Most podiatrists, orthopedists and anesthesiologists use very "small gauge" needles (27 to 30 gauge) when placing local anesthesia. Needles this size cause only minimal discomfort...Usually mild stinging, and then only for a brief moment before the anesthetic takes effect. Don't stress about it! ...Read more

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What does a spinal tap experience feel like?

What does a spinal tap experience feel like?

Bee sting: The worst part is numbing the skin on your back. After this, you should just feel pressure when the needle is inserted into the spinal canal to withdraw fluid. It's not something fun you'd sign up for on a saturday night, but it's not that bad either. Experienced dr's make it much easier. ...Read more