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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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Is genitofemoral nerve block injection given at spinal cord?Pain management doc says it will b performed under anaesthesia, afterwards it hurts lot?

Is genitofemoral nerve block injection given at  spinal cord?Pain management doc says it will b performed under anaesthesia, afterwards it hurts lot?

Generally No : Genitofemoral nerve block is a peripheral nerve and it's innervation (where it gets it's feeling from) is at the L1 and L2 spinal nerve levels. Typically the block is done at the peripheral level in the lower abdomen/pelvic area next to the pubic bone. Sometimes when this technique provides short term benefit, another injection may be performed at the spinal nerve levels to get relief. ...Read more

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Is getting spinal anesthesia is painful and how is the procedure?

Relatively painless: Spinal anesthesia is normally relatively painless. You should only feel a mild stinging when they numb the skin prior to insertion of the spinal needle. Occasionally, the spinal needle may hit a nerve root and cause tingling or a slight electric sensation. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between spinal anesthesia andban epidural?

Whats the difference between spinal anesthesia andban epidural?

Location...: Spinal anesthesia- local anesthesia is administered a a single shot in the subarachnoid space into the spinal fluid. It has rapid onset, provides profound surgical anesthesia and causes loss of muscle control below the blok level. Epidural- local anes is administered in the epidural space outside of the membrane which contains the spinal fluid through a catheter slower, but titrateable. ...Read more

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What is post-operative care for someone who had spinal anesthesia?

Follow instructions: We used to tell patients to lie flat for 6 hours after spinal anesthesia, but now we know that doesn't help prevent a headache. You may resume activity according to the surgeon's instructions, depending on what type of surgery you had. No need to lie flat; just rest when you feel tired, and lie in whatever position is most comfortable for you. Drink plenty of liquids. ...Read more

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What's the therapeutic medication for epidural and spinal anesthesia?

What's the therapeutic medication for epidural and spinal anesthesia?

Local anesthetic/nar: It is usually local antsthetics like bupivacaine or, ropivacaine with or without narcotics like fentanyl, morphine etc. Low dose in spinals and higher dose in epidurals. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get a spinal or just go under general anesthesia?

Depends: There are some operations that can be done under spinal anesthesia, there are others that need a full general. Talk to your surgeon and your anesthesiologist before the operation to get the full picture. ...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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Can spinal manipulation occur under anesthesia?

Can spinal manipulation occur under anesthesia?

Yes, but: Yes this procedure has been offered, as to wether it works the jury is still out. Once you have been relaxed under general anesthesia you cannot stop or halt any damage to your skeletal system. This means if the chiropractor pushes too hard you will not be able to stop them i would discuss any MRI or ct showing the "need" for this with another md. ...Read more

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How common is to have spinal anesthesia for hysteroscopy d&c. I'm so scare of general anesthesia. female/54yrs?

How common is to have spinal anesthesia for hysteroscopy d&c. I'm so scare of general anesthesia. female/54yrs?

Not but possible: It can be done.Request that from your anesthesiologist or ask your gyn to request it for you.Good luck ...Read more

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