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Does anyone had an epidural for any reason other than labor?

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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Just as epidural anesthesia will help with labor pain it will also help with other causes of pain.
They are often used for surgery on the legs. Epidural steroid injections are often done for sciatica or back pain but are done a little differently than the epidurals done for labor.

In brief: Yes

Just as epidural anesthesia will help with labor pain it will also help with other causes of pain.
They are often used for surgery on the legs. Epidural steroid injections are often done for sciatica or back pain but are done a little differently than the epidurals done for labor.
Dr. Jason Huffman
Dr. Jason Huffman
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain control

Epidural can be used as sole anesthetic for low extremity and abdominal procedures with or without sedation.
They are placed for acute pain management for thoracic, abdominal , vascular and low extremity procedures. In certain cases they can be placed for several weeks, but this practice is limited.

In brief: Pain control

Epidural can be used as sole anesthetic for low extremity and abdominal procedures with or without sedation.
They are placed for acute pain management for thoracic, abdominal , vascular and low extremity procedures. In certain cases they can be placed for several weeks, but this practice is limited.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: For pain

They can also be used for treatment of chronic pain.

In brief: For pain

They can also be used for treatment of chronic pain.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Thomas Oliverson
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes,

Epidurals are routinely given for postoperative pain control in major abdominal surgery, major chest surgery, and even hip and knee replacement surgeries.
They provide excellent postoperative pain relief, without all the side effects of narcotics administered intravenously.

In brief: Yes,

Epidurals are routinely given for postoperative pain control in major abdominal surgery, major chest surgery, and even hip and knee replacement surgeries.
They provide excellent postoperative pain relief, without all the side effects of narcotics administered intravenously.
Dr. Thomas Oliverson
Dr. Thomas Oliverson
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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

They are also used for major orthopedic and abdominal or chest surgery for acute post operative pain control.

In brief: Yes

They are also used for major orthopedic and abdominal or chest surgery for acute post operative pain control.
Dr. Mark Gujer
Dr. Mark Gujer
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