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How Long Can An Epidural Catheter Stay In For Post Operative Pain Relief
How painful is recovery from lumbar fusion surgery? Will i need pain medications to deal with lumbar fusion recovery? How long will the pain last?
Very: Most people need pain meds for 2 weeks to 3 months. ...Read more
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
After a 6 artery bypass; which pain killers is best to use? Stillpain or tramazac? For how long after the operation can you still use painkillers.
Limited pain: A week after coronary bypass most adults have much less pain. Narcotics are usually only needed at night and maybe during rehab. The pain score of 4 or less should be most of the time. Of pain is constant or a clicking noise with coughing, then re check with doctor. Most patients will be much much better at 30 days. ...Read more
How long does it usually take for an epidural steroid injection to alleviate the pain of a herniated disk?
For how long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks at l4/l5?
Depends: Epidural injections have a variable relief pattern and it really depends on the steroid used and location of pathology. Typically epidural injections work best if placed next to or on top of the level of pathology. Caudal epidural injections are several levels below l4/l5 and sometimes may not provide adequate relief. Epidural injections if they work can provide from weeks to months of relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whipple IRE for PC: An epidural for pain relief is placed before major surgery? How can this be done when incision goes through the stomach?
How long can it take for my blood glucose to lower after having kenalog (triamcinolone) 80 long acting steroid for lumbar pain? Pain mgmt. MD knows am diabetic.(?)
Does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks at l4/l5? For how long?
Possibly: The caudal space is a way of entering the epidural space at a lower level in the back, near the tailbone. Medications such as steroids injected there should be able to reach the l4-5 level. However, it's hard to predict exactly how much pain relief will be achieved or how long it will last. Consult an anesthesiologist or other physician with special training in pain management. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How long after an epidural will the pain linger at the insertion site? Can continuing pain 8 weeks after be from emotional distress related to events?
Is there anything to help ease the pain for an incision from c-section. Without using strong pain killers. Or treatment for fast healing. ?
For how long does it usually take for an epidural steroid injection to alleviate a herniated disk to take effect?
Tricky: An epidural steroid injection may provide immediate relief just after the procedure if a numbing medication is mixed with the steroid; this will wear off in 3-4 hours typically. The steroid takes 2-4 days to kick in, but some people don't notice it for over a week. You may get partial relief or it may be excellent, but come right back and another epidural may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In general how long will someone be sore/in pain after having bladder sling and recocele surgery?
How long does it take for the steroids in an ESI to start working? How long for the temporary anesthetic to wear off? L3/L4
Epidural steroids: Normally they act in about 2-3 days but may take as long as 10 days to show the effect depending on the amount of inflammation. The local anesthetic wears off in 2-4 hours depending on which was used. If you continue to have numbness after such a procedure beyond a few hours, it is a concern and should be evaluated. Please see the physician who did your procedure. ...Read more
How long might this ic flare from and epidural steroid injection given 4 days ago last? How long does it take that medication to leave the body?
Epidurals : post op epidurals are usually used to provide pain control for a region of the body with less sedation properties and only for a certain period of time if an epidural catheter is used. A PCA is a pain reliever given thru the vein at a prescribed amount by the surgeon with its possible side effects. Also there are risks with anything including epidurals. This should be discussed with your surgeon ...Read more
Does a epidural injection for low back pain L5 s1 disk herniated usually help in patients? What is the procedure for having a epidural injection?
Yes: It can work. In my experience 50% of patients do very well and the other half only partially helped.The procedure involves injecting meds in the epidural space which is inside the spinal canal but outside the sac which contains the nerves and spinal fluid, it is done either by feel or using x-ray guidance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: It's impossible to say with any accuracy. Different people respond to pain differently. Ideally you would need some medication for only a short period of time although cases do arise where people stay on their medication longer. Only time will tell. ...Read more
How do I deal with back pain after an epidural? What are some solutions for chronic back pain after experiencing an epidural?
ESI & back pain : There might be no relation between the back pain and previous epidural injection. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment might include physical therapy, exercise, medications, injections.... Please see a pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When under pain management for 2yrs using Butrans patch and there is a need for surgery how would the patient handle pain mgmnt with the surgeon?
Worry re: withdrawl!: If the B. patch is taken off and no narcotics are given, the pt. will likely suffer withdrawal symptoms. The patch can be continued and the anesthesiologist can over ride the buprenorphine but must be careful to maintain respiration. After surgery the narcotics can be weaned of and the pt. can resume the bup. If patch is taken off, the pt. must be opioid free before re-starting the patch. ...Read more
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
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