5 doctors weighed in:
What is the downside to getting epidurals?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Few
There is an extremely small risk of bleeding, infection, an accidental spinal tap, nerve injury or paralysis.
The most likely risk is that the epidural does not function properly, at which it could be replaced.

In brief: Few
There is an extremely small risk of bleeding, infection, an accidental spinal tap, nerve injury or paralysis.
The most likely risk is that the epidural does not function properly, at which it could be replaced.
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
the doctor may ask you to decrease the use of pain medication,if epidurals helps your back pain ---and that may may not sit well with some patients
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