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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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Can you have a spinal or epidural anesthesia for spinal surgery? Or is it not possible since the spine is being worked on?

Can you have a spinal or epidural anesthesia for spinal surgery? Or is it not possible since the spine is being worked on?

Spinal surgery: If your surgery is in the low back then the answer is yes. The big issue is to find a surgeon who will do the surgery. You will have to be on your side as it will be easier to breathe. Most newer surgeons are not trained in this fashion and may not like to operate this way. I have provided anesthesia (epidural) many times for lumbar surgery. ...Read more

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I&D done today for a eye abscess with a local anesthetic The procedure was very painful and I'm still pain with numbing in effect No pain meds Normal?

I&D done today for a eye abscess with a local anesthetic The procedure was very painful and I'm still pain with numbing in effect No pain meds Normal?

Lid abcess?: I am guessing that you had a stye that had grown to abcess proportions, removed under local. The procedure usually is painless (except for the injection of the anesthetic which if done very slowly usually hardly hurts). After removal there may be some tenderness to the touch but sharp pain is rare. I don't give pain medications because if it hurts afterwards, I want a phone call. Do that. ...Read more

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Had a nerve root injection of a local anaesthetic & cortisone in to the spine a few hours ago is having a bad headache normal?

Had a nerve root injection of a local anaesthetic & cortisone in to the spine a few hours ago is having a bad headache normal?

It happens. : It happens. Can either be a side effect of the steroid, or a headache from a spinal fluid small needle poke leak. If headache goes away when lying down, it's a spinal tap headache. Treat with caffeine and laying down. If it's really bad, call doctor who did procedure and they may do a blood patch - small injection of your own blood into the area to help heal the needle poke. Let them know. ...Read more

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I don't want general or spinal anesthesia for a ureteroscopy that is going to be upcoming what types of local anesthesia's are availible?

I don't want general or spinal anesthesia for a ureteroscopy that is going to be upcoming what types of local anesthesia's are availible?

It is possible: To try a very deep sedation, but it will be easier to put you to sleep for a light general or give you a spinal. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist that day to come up with the best plan for you. ...Read more

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Is liposculpture done with a general anesthesia or local? Will I have to be completely knocked out for liposculpture, or can it be done with a local anesthesia? .

Is liposculpture done with a general anesthesia or local? Will I have to be completely knocked out for liposculpture, or can it be done with a local anesthesia?

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Usually sedation: This depends upon the patient, but a sedative with local anesthesia is usually sufficient for the procedure. Please discuss your concerns with your anesthesia provider before the procedure starts. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Anesthesia, is there any doctor can perform breast lift surgery just with local anesthesia?

Anesthesia, is there any doctor can perform breast lift surgery just with local anesthesia?

Possibly: A limited skin only breast lift can be performed under local, very few patients would be good candidates for this type of lift. Most patients would be better served having a breast lift under general anesthesia. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-enhancements/index.html. ...Read more

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In therapy for scatic nerve issue not working allergic to nsaids and ibuprofen. Is there a procedure to decompress the nerve? In alot of pain.

In therapy for scatic nerve issue not working allergic to nsaids and ibuprofen.  Is there a procedure to decompress the nerve? In alot of pain.

Yes.: Sciatic nerve problems are usually caused by disk disease. The most portant treatment is physical therapy and avoiding lifting or injuring your back. There are other medication choices in addition to the NSAIDs as well as injections for pain. Surgery is not an affective long term treatment but can be used to control pain if nothing else works. ...Read more

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Got to have a spinal tap to check levels of pressure but have a huge needle phobia and panic when around them. Is it possible to be sedated or under general anaesthetic during the procedure?

Got to have a spinal tap to check levels of pressure but have a huge needle phobia and panic when around them. Is it possible to be sedated or under general anaesthetic during the procedure?

Tough one..: although it would be possible in theory, to conduct general anesthesia or sedation safely one often needs an intravenous line, i.e. more needle sticks.. Spending time with your doctor and discussing possible use of oral anti-anxiety medicine might be helpful.. Good luck ...Read more

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Supposing you're operated on for an inguinal hernia and it's done under general anesthesia, is there a chance of permanent paralysis?

Supposing you're operated on for an inguinal hernia and it's done under general anesthesia, is there a chance of permanent paralysis?

What??: What paralysis are you speaking of? Inguinal hernia is the most common surgery done today in the us. I have never in 20yrs of practice heard of anyone ending up with permanent paralysis. ...Read more

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Is local anesthesia an option for a genioplasty procedure? I'm concerned about the level of anesthesia required for chin reduction. In the past I have had fairly adverse reactions when being put under general anesthesia and prefer local anesthesia wheneve

Is local anesthesia an option for a genioplasty procedure? I'm concerned about the level of anesthesia required for chin reduction. In the past I have had fairly adverse reactions when being put under general anesthesia and prefer local anesthesia wheneve

Anesthesia: While i suggest talking with your surgeon about anesthetic options i very much doubt someone would remove bone from your face under local anesthesia. Anesthesia has risks yet you cannot have certain things done to you awake. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you get sciatica from an epidural or spinal anesthesia or a leg block in surgery?

Can you get sciatica from an epidural or spinal anesthesia or a leg block in surgery?

No.: Sciatica is caused by a herniated disc that impinges in the nerve roots of the Lumbar Spine. Sciatica is a condition where the Sciatic nerve is irritated and the patient describes this pain which is constant and radiates from the lower back to the foot, the patient describes the pain as a pull or a burning sensation. Patient also might referred that when walking she might noticed the leg gives up ...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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Can there be complications from a general anesthetic?

Can there be complications from a general anesthetic?

Yes: And they range from nausea and sore throat to stroke and death. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon and anesthesiologists. They will help you understand your individualized risk. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a dermabrasion?

Is there any pain involved in a dermabrasion?

Minor discomfort: Dermabrasion is useful for improving the appearance of scars. It removes the outer layers of skin to promote a more even appearance. The procedure itself is done with local anesthesia, so it should not be painful. Afterwards, while everything is healing, the pain is minor, and usually doesn't require strong pain medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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