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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Epidural Injection (Definition)

Epidural injections treat either acute or chronic pain. The most common epidural injections are to treat labor pain and usually include an indwelling catheter that provides continuous treatment until the baby is delivered. The medicine is a local anesthetic +/- opiod. Epidural injections also include single shot injections to treat chronic back pain. These usually include ...Read more


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Can i get an easy to understand explanation of epidural steroid injection.?

Can i get an easy to understand explanation of epidural steroid injection.?

Yes: It is an injection of steroid medication into your back or neck to help reduce inflammation around nerves to reduce pain. ...Read more

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How come dental pain numbing shots to cause me to feel high?

How come dental pain numbing shots to cause me to feel high?

Epinephrine: Many anesthetic solutions contain epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. This can cause a temporary rapid heartbeat. It is used to prolong the effect of the anesthetic by constricting the blood flow in the area of the injection. There are anesthetics available that do not have this. Ask your dentist to use one of these if you are sensitive to the epinephrine. ...Read more

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Can someone explain a pudendal nerve block to me? I've heard no more erections, but will my penis feel numb to the point it would freak me out?

Can someone explain a pudendal nerve block to me? I've heard no more erections, but will my penis feel numb to the point it would freak me out?

See below: Pudendal nerve id derived from s2, (racepinephrine) 3, 4 nerves. It gives branches to the inf. Rectal, perineal and dorsal nerve of penis. Block is at low buttock area (ischial tuberosity). You will get penile numness and some scrotal numbness. Main indication in males is for penile pain syndrome. ...Read more

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What could happen if i take an asprin 24 hours prior to an epidural steroid injection for a herniated disc?

What could happen if i take an asprin 24 hours prior to an epidural steroid injection for a herniated disc?

Slight increase risk: Anti-inflammatory drugs, and in particular aspirin, can have affects on platelet functioning. These proteins are in the blood and help clotting if someone is on aspirin, there is a slightly (although still very low) chance of increased bleeding risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why an injection of epinephrine to combat an acute immune reaction?

Anaphylaxis: A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) involves the release of various chemicals from various cells in the body that cause low blood pressure, airway constriction, swelling (hives). Epinephrine works in multiple ways to combat these changes by decreasing the release of these chemicals, opening up the airways, and increasing blood pressure. ...Read more

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What could cause an epidural for labor to not work well? She's not getting the numb feeling like i did.

What could cause an epidural for labor to not work well?  She's not getting the numb feeling like i did.

Please have her: Whatever connection she has to you, ask the aneth. Doc who did the epidural, it may need to be redone, that can happen, or she may need some additional med in the epidural, if she is in labor now she needs to be communicating with her nurse , her OB and the anesthesia doc everyone should be working together as a team, please make sure she has good communincation with everyone. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be tired days following a spinal injection? What can I do to get more energy?

Is it normal to be tired days following a spinal injection? What can I do to get more energy?

Spine Injection: Yes, that can be; as long as you have no fevers or chills, wait a few more days; drink plenty of fluids and do short walks many times a day. Should get better soon! ...Read more

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Will entonox be enough to calm me and relieve pain for sigmoidoscopy? Extreme anxiety. Also told to take Valium before i go although seem to be immune

Will entonox be enough to calm me and relieve pain for sigmoidoscopy? Extreme anxiety. Also told to take Valium before i go although seem to be immune

Entonox: Nitrous oxide(entonox) should be plenty to relax you for a procedure. If you're tolerant to valium or similar medications you may require higher dosage than others who aren't used to benzodiazepines, alcohol, etc. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why dilaudid is injected in muscles and not veins?

Could you tell me why dilaudid is injected in muscles and not veins?

Dilaudid: Dilaudid can be injected into muscles or in the Veins. In the latter it has a very rapid onset and can cause respiratory issues. ...Read more

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What will happen if I stop performing the exercises prescribed for L5/S1 disc prolapse? I feel lazy as it takes me an hour to complete the exercises.

What will happen if I stop performing the exercises prescribed for L5/S1 disc prolapse? I feel lazy as it takes me an hour to complete the exercises.

Lumbar disc: Core spinal strengthening exercises should be simple and not time demanding. Get up with a physiotherapist to show some simple stretching and isomteric strenthening of your core to add to your daily regimen ...Read more

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If I have an allergic reaction to a cortisone shot what can be given to me to counteract it?

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If I have an allergic reaction to a cortisone shot what can be given to me to counteract it?

Call/see your doctor: in the interim use OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated ...Read more

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How often can you get b-12 injections? And where should you give the injection for it to work best. My levels are low and i'm exremly dizzy

How often can you get b-12 injections? And where should you give the injection for it to work best. My levels are low and i'm exremly dizzy

More to the story?: B12 shots are usually given in shoulder area. Frequency depends on how deficient and usually starts more often & gradually become less often over time. However if you're "extremely dizzy", i would not put that all on B12 deficiency without first having a thorough evaluation as several other things would come to mind as more common/likely causes of dizziness than B12 deficiency. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more