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Should there be pain in spine after a local anesthesia block there?

Should there be pain in spine after a local anesthesia block there?

Should get better!: Any time a needle is inserted, it will cause some tenderness and bruising. There is an inflammatory response because the body interprets the needle stick as an injury. Try a heating pad, gentle stretching exercises, and a nonsteroidal pain reliever such as Ibuprofen if your doctor oks it and you have no contraindication such as kidney problems. It should feel better soon! ...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 a mandibular nerve block the same as a regular local anesthesia injection?

Is a mandibular nerve block the same as a regular local anesthesia injection?

It's a type: Of local anesthesia, yes. Sometimes it's done in addition to general anesthesia, depending on the procedure you're having done and who is doing it. It blocks a handful of nerves in that genera area so that at least half of your mouth becomes numb. ...Read more

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6wks ago I got local anesthesia on my lower back. And is still itchy where I got the shot, is not red, is it normal?

6wks ago I got local anesthesia on my lower back. And is still itchy where I got the shot, is not red, is it normal?

Local: 6 weeks ago you got the shot - this is probably not related. Given that it is not red etc. Did you have band aid on it? Could be some left over adhesive. ...Read more

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Can the type of anesthesia used during abdominal liposuction affect the recovery I experience after the surgery? I am thinking about having abdominal liposuction for some excess fat around my back/bra line. Is it common to just use local anesthesia for th

Can the type of anesthesia used during abdominal liposuction affect the recovery I experience after the surgery? I am thinking about having abdominal liposuction for some excess fat around my back/bra line. Is it common to just use local anesthesia for th

See below: The plastic surgeon will probably request a general anesthetic for the procedure. The anesthetic drugs used will be gone very quickly and will not affect your recovery. The pain medications that the surgeon orders will be more important in your recovery. Local anesthesia on its own is not likely to be used. ...Read more

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Is it common to have numbness of the leg and vaginal area after pudendal nerve block? 24 hours later, only local anesthesia was used

Is it common to have numbness of the leg and vaginal area after pudendal nerve block? 24 hours later, only local anesthesia was used

Possibly: Local anesthetic removal can be extremely varied in some patients. There is also the possibility that this was due to a stretching of one of the nerves in the area during the procedure. If this persists get in contact with your physician and discuss the condition with them. ...Read more

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I will have a root canal at 7.45am. What are the risks of local anesthesia. Precautions? How should I prepare? Back molar, second from rear.

I will have a root canal at 7.45am. What are the risks of local anesthesia. Precautions? How should I prepare? Back molar, second from rear.

Not really: Local anesthetics are very safe nowadays. Especially in that area, There is not much risk of getting prolonged numbness or hitting an artery. Let your doctor Know if you have high blood pressure or heart problems or suffer from any allergies? ...Read more

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General or local anesthesia. Which is better?

General or local anesthesia. Which is better?

For what procedure?: In general, less is better. So, if it can be done with local comfortably, that's good. In some cases local is not sufficient, and suffering to avoid general anesthesia is not better. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: local anesthesia?

See below: A local anesthetic is a drug that acts to deaden the nerves in the area that it is injected into. ...Read more

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Local anesthesia can be taken for hystersalpingogram?

No,: The procedure itself is somewhat similar to a speculum pelvic exam, then a catheter is placed through the cervix, and contrast injected. There is no opportunity for local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What effect will street drugs have on local anesthesia?

What effect will street drugs have on local anesthesia?

Depends on the drug: It is not recommended to use street drugs prior to any anesthetic. Any procedure involving local anesthetic could potentially require further sedation or general anesthesia and interaction with street drugs could be dangerous. You should not take any prior to a procedure and you should let your anesthesiologist know if you have. ...Read more

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How is general anesthesia different from local anesthesia?

Different medication: The word "anesthesia" can be confusing. It applies to many different drugs that prevent responses to pain. Drugs like Lidocaine and novocaine are injected with a needle to numb an area: this is "local" anesthesia. Other drugs that are given through an iv--such as Propofol or sodium pentothal--and anesthesia gases that you breathe produce general anesthesia and complete unconsciousness. ...Read more

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Can a mentoplasty procedure be done by using local anesthesia?

Can a mentoplasty procedure be done by using local anesthesia?

Depends...: On what kind of mentoplasty you are talking about. Chin implants can be inserted with good local anesthesia and light sedation (in the right kind of patient.) if you are talking about a genioplasty (where the bone of the chin is cut and moved), this requires a general anesthetic. ...Read more

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What is more expensive: general anesthesia or local anesthesia?

See below: Probably the general anesthetic would be more expensive, but it depends on where it is done. In an operating room you would also be paying the hospital charges for the or, as well as the nurses. The cost of the actual anesthetic would be on top of this. ...Read more

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How do doctors decide whether to use general or local anesthesia?

How do doctors decide whether to use general or local anesthesia?

Procedure dependent: The variables include the procedure, the patient, the medical history, surgeon preference, and the location. The biggest factor is the procedure iteself. Some procedures are okay under local anesthesia, with or without sedation. Other procedures cannot be done without general anesthesia. Some procedures may be done under regional (spinal/epidural or block) anesthesia. It just depends... ...Read more

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Local Anesthesia (Definition)

A local anesthetic is a drug that acts to deaden the nerves in the area that ...Read more