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Doctor insights on: Will The Needle Or Iv Hurt During The Lumbar Sympathetic Block

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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Is an IV necessary for safety during a lumbar sympathetic block?

Is an IV necessary for safety during a lumbar sympathetic block?

Yes: IV during invasive procedures is necessary for administration of sedation if needed, or in case of blood pressure changes, administration of fluids or medications. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I was wondering if a lumbar sympathetic block would hurt more on a larger person or a leaner fit person?

I was wondering if a lumbar sympathetic block would hurt more on a larger person or a leaner fit person?

Same: THe only diference being the larger person will have difficult landmarks and require the injector to be inserted through a larger longer tissue area ...Read more

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Dr. Eli Loch Dr. Loch
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Is the lumbar sympathetic block painful without sedation?

Dr. Eli Loch Dr. Loch
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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

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I had a lumbar sympathetic block on my left side. The top of my thigh has been number and I can't feel myself touching my thigh. Is that expected?

Sympathetic NB: A sympathetic nerve block is a procedure used for SMP and is a relatively safe procedure. Side effects after a sympathetic block may include temporary soreness, numbness and weakness. In many cases a block may provide amelioration for weeks or months. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

It's possible: But not likely. A sympathetic block block done correctly would treat hyper hydrides of the feet ...Read more

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Who does lumbar sympathetic block?

Who does lumbar sympathetic block?

See below: Lumbar sympathetic blocks are usually performed by a pain medicine physician trained in interventional procedures. ...Read more

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What's a lumbar sympathetic block procedure?

Local anesthesia: This is a block in which a local anesthesia is injected into the lumbar plexus of nerves to alleviate the symptoms of nerve irritation. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Lumbar Sympathetic Block (Definition)

A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of local anesthetic around the sympathetic nerves. These sympathetic nerves are a part of the sympathetic nervous system. The nerves are located on the either side of spine, ...Read more