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Is There Sedation For Bilateral Lumbar Medial Branch Block
Possibly: An lsb is usually done with skin local anesthesia first. This will cut down on the discomfort but once they get to the deep muscles it may get uncomfortable. That being said, people do it without sedation all the time and do just fine . Hope this helps! ...Read more
Different procedures: Lumbar sympathetic blocks are a more common procedure to perform for CRPS. They help to temporarily silence the sympathetic nerves involved with the redness and swelling of CRPS. Caudal epidurals inject steroids around the nerves where they leave the spinal cord and are more often performed for spinal pain (arthritis and ruptured discs) than for CRPS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cervical interlaminar epidural block always better than cervical facet block? If interlaminar was no help, can facet joint block be helpful?
I've been diagnosed with lingual nerve injury, likely the result of inferior aveolar nerve block for root canal. Is there a pain management rx?
Yes: In any major spinal operation, pain is expected during the initial week or two after the surgery. There is no difference in having pain with an anterior/posterior (360 degree) fusion. The major difference is that there are two major incisions on the body, so there could be abdominal discomfort in addition to requiring medications for pain. ...Read more
Pain Management: Is an epidural injection in the lumbar spine the same thing as a nerve block? Nerve block different than a denervation?
I was consented for Si joint and medial branch block. On discharge note it says that I've had si joint and sacral ala injections, is this branch block?
NO!: a sacral block is a block of the sacral nerve roots . A medial branch block is a block of the nerves that serve the facet joints, Two very different procedures and two very different anatomic locations. Perhaps the doctor/operator changed his mind when seeing what was present on your imaging. ...Read more
Is there any reason why a sciatic nerve block wouldn't be appropriate (vs GA) for lateral ligament repair with internal brace?
Ask the anaesthetist: Spinal might be appropriate but sciatic nerve block only can be technically difficult/unavailable depending on the facility and skill of the staff plus ga can be quicker recovery You should get a chance to meet an anaesthetist before the operation and could discuss this option as part of your rights re making an informed decision. Usually they will talk on the day of op. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain management: Epidural injections are done for various reasons, mostly to block pain. During labor, epidural injections are given for the pain of labor. Sometimes epidural nerve blocks are given for pain like sciatica. Some people with chronic pain from spine disease are given epidural steroid injections. ...Read more
Preparing for pisiform wrist surgery, what is best/longest lasting nerve block? Is brachial axillary longer/wider cover than wrist block? Any others?
That Depends..: Wrist blocks are used most often for procedures lasting 30 minutes or less, unless supplemented by other nerve blocks that allow forearm tourniquet placement. Length of anesthesia relates more to anesthetic used +/- Epinephrine than block technique. Brachial plexus blocks work well if supplemented by a musculocutaneous nerve block. Bottom line: rely on your experienced anesthesiologist to advise! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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MRI says Postero central and paracentral disc protusion at L5 S1 nerve pain left^right is surgery required although after rest less pain and relief.
Do regional anesthetic blocks affect sensory and motor fibers both? For ex. Interscalene block- is there still limb motor control during procedure?
Help with MRI report,moderate compartmental narrowing regional signal measures 1.0x0.9x0.1mm new lateral tibial chondromalacia is significant how bad?
Very small defect: If indeed the lesion only measures less that 1 mm in any direction, i am surprised that they noticed it, hence not bad ...Read more
Are there ilioinguinal nerve block injections which can block the nerve say for a period of one month?
Nerve heating: Spinal nerve clipping is usually done by pain management anesthesiologist by inserting a needle into the back and directing it to the nerve root channel in the spine with x-ray. The needle is then heated to destroy the nerves. It is rare for surgeons to offer open clipping of the nerves. The results vary; some patients have months of relief, some have little benefit. ...Read more
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