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Spinal epidural block forpeople with disc extrusion?
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It can be given in this situation but often times not preferable.
The reason being, if the disc situation were to worsen during procedure positioning(ie, someone developes a neurologic deficit) it would be unclear as to what caused the deficit-the epidural or the disc. A laboring pregnant woman may receive an epidural, but the above situation and risks must be understood by patient.

In brief: Yes
It can be given in this situation but often times not preferable.
The reason being, if the disc situation were to worsen during procedure positioning(ie, someone developes a neurologic deficit) it would be unclear as to what caused the deficit-the epidural or the disc. A laboring pregnant woman may receive an epidural, but the above situation and risks must be understood by patient.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Failed other options
Epidurals are often used to help relieve pain from an inflammed disc or pinched nerve.
These may be used to relieve back pain after a conservative trial of medication, physical therapy, and rest.

In brief: Failed other options
Epidurals are often used to help relieve pain from an inflammed disc or pinched nerve.
These may be used to relieve back pain after a conservative trial of medication, physical therapy, and rest.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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