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Is the stellate ganglion block a risky thing to do?

Is the stellate ganglion block a risky thing to do?

Risk vs benefit : All injections for pain have some risk. A sgb is fairly low risk if done by a skilled physician. The benefits of such a block can be great. See a board certified pain specialist. ...Read more

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Ganglion (Definition)

Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more


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Can you do a stellate ganglion block and celiac plexus block at the same time?

You are asking for: Trouble, you could do them together but sometime this could cause low blood pressure and ther is a case of paraplegia happenend from that. ...Read more

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Is the spinal fusion a risky thing to do?

Is the spinal fusion a risky thing to do?

Yes: Major spine surgery has small risk of life changing complication associated and failure to relieve symptoms consider carefully nonunion failed back surgery make sure benifits outweigh risks.And the pain generator is well lidentified by diagnostic injections. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a nerve block administered?

Is it safe to have a nerve block administered?

Yes.: I have done thousands without\ serious issues to my patients, except for bleeding from a punctured deep blood vessell. If properly done, great pain relief can be obtained. ...Read more

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Is the pancreaticoduodenectomy a risky thing to do?

Is the pancreaticoduodenectomy a risky thing to do?

Major surgery: "whipple procedure" is major reworking of the plumbing, generally done to treat tumors of head of pancreas, neighboring ampulla of vater (entryway of panc and bile duct into small bowel). This shold be done by a surgeon who does "a lot" of these, in a place where they do "a lot" of these- often a cancer referral center. Can be a lot of perioperative, postoperative complications, longterm problems. ...Read more

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Is the immunotherapy a risky thing to do?

Is the immunotherapy a risky thing to do?

Benefit >risk: Immunotherapy can be risky in some settings. When done right by a board certified allergist in a controlled setting with a gradual build up risks are rare. Reactions can always occur as you are being injected with something to which you are allergic. That is why all shots are given in a doctors office with a doctor on site and all patients must wait 30 minutes after their injections. ...Read more

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Is the lumbar facet rhizotomy a risky thing to do?

Is the lumbar facet rhizotomy a risky thing to do?

FACET RHIZOTOMY: A lumbar facet rhizotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that can, when successful, relieve back or neck pain caused by facet joints. Risky? All surgical procedures are risky, especially when done along the spinal nerves. Ask your doctor about the risks you are worried about. Best luck. ...Read more

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When would a spinal block not be acceptable for a csection? What back problems would make a spinal block not the best choice?

When would a spinal block not be acceptable for a csection? What back problems would make a spinal block not the best choice?

Few: There are actually very few contraindications for using them in a csection. If it is emergent there may not be time, if there is any active infectious process, if the person is on blood thinner, or if the patients vitals are unstable are the main contraindications. The frequency of their use really involves more patient, anesthesia, and surgeon preference. ...Read more

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Is the liposuction a risky thing to do?

Is the liposuction a risky thing to do?

Any surg has risks: The benefits of the surgery must be evaluated by you and your physician(s). Every surgery has risks. But a qualified surgeon, qualiied anesthesiologist-nurse anesthetist, nursing staff must be in place before you consider an elective surgery. Most of the time, liposuction surgery goes very well and patients are pleased. The contours of our body may be more to your body shape. Please research. ...Read more

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Is the lumbar MRI with dye a risky thing to do?

Is the lumbar MRI with dye a risky thing to do?

No: If you have any allergies to dye or shellfish, you may have an allergic reaction to the dye. Otherwise, there is no risk in this procedure. ...Read more

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Is the botox injections a risky thing to do?

Is the botox injections a risky thing to do?

Botox is safe: Botulinum toxin (dysport, botox, etc) is a very predictable and safe procedure when done by an experienced physician. Any procedure carries risks (just like riding in a car) but those risks are quite small. Seek out a qualified facial plastic surgeon. He/she will be able to discuss the risks of Botox injections and answer all your questions. ...Read more

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Is the adenoidectomy a risky thing to do?

Is the adenoidectomy a risky thing to do?

No: Surgery is always risky.In expert hands adenoidectomy is relatively simple outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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How often is it safe to have a nerve block with fluoroscopy ?

How often is it safe to have a nerve block with fluoroscopy ?

Wrong question!: Fluoroscopic guidance helps quide the needle for accurate placement and injection. I do not agree with the "apin treatment" priciple that you need as course of three. If no benefit is achieved with the first injection, subsequent ones will not deliver. Keep in mind, old-time anesthiologists did nerve blocks without fluoroscopic guidance! ...Read more

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Is the carpal tunnel surgery a risky thing to do?

Is the carpal tunnel surgery a risky thing to do?

Here is video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4hty1vyrxg. Any operation has common and uncommon risks and benefits. ...Read more

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When getting a nerve block for Fulkerson osteotomy, can you be put to sleep before the nerve block is given?

When getting a nerve block for Fulkerson osteotomy, can you be put to sleep before the nerve block is given?

Discretion of doctor: It is at the discretion of the performing doctor. Anxiety can be abated with preprocedure versed. I personally would like to have my patient awake if I was going to use an ultrasound and nerve stimulator. ...Read more

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If horner's is avulsion at c8-t1 of brachial plexus, what does it have to do with the sympathetic chain?

If horner's is avulsion at c8-t1 of brachial plexus, what does it have to do with the sympathetic chain?

review horner's: Horner's is not, as you say, "avulsion of c8-t1 of brachial plexus." it is a syndrome of loss of sympathetic innervation to the neck/face. Injuries involving lower proximal brachial plexus can also disrupt the sympathetic fibers here. But other things can cause horner's syndrome, too, like carotid artery dissection or a pancoast tumor. ...Read more

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Is the xray a risky thing to do?

Is the xray a risky thing to do?

Depends frequency: Risk of single xray is very minimal. CT much more radiation than chest xray.Frequency and closeness in time of studies also factors. The risk of large radiation exposure can sometimes cause development of leukemia and other cancers. Children are more susceptible to radiation induction of tumors related to their growth potential.Obviously consideration given to benefit of exam far outweighing risks ...Read more

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How big is the chance that a cervical facet block injection may go wrong, cause more pain or nerve damage? Worth doing with all the risks?

How big is the chance that a cervical facet block injection may go wrong, cause more pain or nerve damage? Worth doing with all the risks?

Cervical injx: Risks are low if doctor uses fluroscopy and contrat to insure needle position he needs to avoid injectate with particulates as well , can lead to a confirmed diagnosis of pain generator and effective treatment it worth doing but go to the cervical experienced and trained. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a lumbar sympathetic block?

Not very, may need..: The sympathetic nerves coming out of the lower spine, lumbar, send pain impulses down the legs when overstimulated in problems like herniated lumbar discs, severe degenerative arthritis, tumors pressing on lower spinal cord... If pain or arthritic meds, electrical stimulation devices (implantable), epidural injections, morphine pumps all don't control pain, may need to destroy pain nerves to legs. ...Read more

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