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How long will my leg be numb after a nerve block?
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Dr. Andrew Gross
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Nerve Block
The effect of limb numbness in nerve blocks depends on the nerve blocked, central vs nerve root, vs peripheral, the patients biological state of health to break down numbing agents, and the type of anesthetic used, for Lidocaine usually 1-2 hours, for Marcaine up to 6 hours centrally and longer peripherally, also nerve injury or bleeding in the nerve sheath can cause long term numbness.

In brief: Nerve Block
The effect of limb numbness in nerve blocks depends on the nerve blocked, central vs nerve root, vs peripheral, the patients biological state of health to break down numbing agents, and the type of anesthetic used, for Lidocaine usually 1-2 hours, for Marcaine up to 6 hours centrally and longer peripherally, also nerve injury or bleeding in the nerve sheath can cause long term numbness.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
As was said it depends on the drug used and the type of block done.

In brief: Varies
As was said it depends on the drug used and the type of block done.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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