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What Is Paracervical Block
Numbing the nerves: The doctor puts his fingers in the vagina and guides the needle beside the cervix and injects loacl. It usually hurts very very little. The uterus gets numb and one can do iud, biopsy, scope, deliveries and stuff that does not hurt the top of the uterus. I.V sedation can usually be given if no baby. Complications can be severe like siezures if the local goes in a vein, injecting the baby is rare. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Intercostal nerve: The procedure intercostal nerve block is usually done to numb up some of the nerves of the chest wall. There are nerves that travel along the rib. If one has chest pain from an injury for example one may inject these nerves with lidocaine. This then causes the nerve to be numb and helps the chest wall pain. ...Read more
Anatomic differences: In a spinal block, the local anesthetic is placed in the spinal fluid; whereas in an epidural block it goes into the epidural space or space around the spinal chord. The latter works by diffusion of the drug to the nerves whereas the former the onset is faster and more predictable. Both have advantages and disadvantages. ...Read more
Milliseconds: When there is a delay in conduction between the atria and ventricles, av block is present. If the delay exceeds 200 milliseconds, 1st degree block is present. If delay progresses to intermittent interruption of conduction, 2nd degree block is present. If there is complete interruption, so the atrial and ventricle beat independently, 3rd degree block is present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injection of local: It is when local anesthesia is used to numb a nerve or group of nerves (plexus). It usually entails knocking out the motor component as well as sensory but some blocks can be performed so that only sensory is blocked. Sedation is usually used and an ultrasound machine or stimulating needle to locate the proper site for injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same thing: Sympathetic ganglion blockadeGet a more detailed answer ›
see below: There are 3 fascicles or pathways for cardiac conduction in the heart: the right bundle branch, and the left bundle branch which is subdivided into anterior and posterior fascicles. When 2 of the 3 don't function, it is easily detected on ekg. This causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. Nonetheless it is abnormal and should prompt an evaluation of your general heart health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regional Anesthesia: A Bier block is a regional anesthesia technique wherein local anesthesia is injected into a vein of the upper extremity after the blood in the arm has been drained using a large rubber tourniquet or esmarch. After the anesthetic is injected a cuff is inflated to keep the blood from returning to the arm during surgery. This type of technique is used in orthopedic procedures of hand and arm. ...Read more
Destruction of nerve: It is usually used for medial branch nerve, which supplies facet or articular joints in the back or neck. This nerve only brings back pain information from that joint and does nothing else. When it's destroyed, the pain goes away despite the abnormality remaining there - i.E arthritis. ...Read more
Wiring: The heart is a muscle but how fast it beats is controlled by special cells, sort of like electric wiring. The main wire divides into two, one to the right and one to the left. If part of that wiring becomes abnormal you get a right or left bundle branch block. It results in a typical pattern on the ekg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerves near ribs: The intercostal nerves run along each rib. For an intercostal nerve block, the doctor injects local anesthesia near the nerve to block pain sensation. These blocks can be good for pain relief with rib fractures or other kinds of pain in the chest area. There are risks such as lung puncture, so they should only be done by a qualified physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Electrical blocks: There are 2 main branches of the heart's electrical system within the ventricles, the right bundle branch and the left bundle branch. Additionally, the left bundle branch has two sub-branches, the antero-superior fascicle and the posteroinferior fascicle. When one or more branches are disrupted, the resultant electrical abnormalities can be detected on an electrocardiogram. ...Read more
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