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And what are advantages and disadvantages of epidural and spinal?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Spinal: fast onset, predictable onset, can be performed more easily and quickly.
Disadvantages: 2% incidence of headache, nausea, labile blood pressure. Epidural: titratable dosing for controlled results, can be redosed if necessary, may be usable the day after surgery if desired for pain control. Dis: harder to place, may not work or provide full block, may also cause headach.

In brief: Many
Spinal: fast onset, predictable onset, can be performed more easily and quickly.
Disadvantages: 2% incidence of headache, nausea, labile blood pressure. Epidural: titratable dosing for controlled results, can be redosed if necessary, may be usable the day after surgery if desired for pain control. Dis: harder to place, may not work or provide full block, may also cause headach.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
A spinal has a predictable fast onset.
Its disadvantages are a small chance of a headache and a drop in blood pressure. A epidural can be titrated to effect and redosed. It is a little harder to place.

In brief: See below
A spinal has a predictable fast onset.
Its disadvantages are a small chance of a headache and a drop in blood pressure. A epidural can be titrated to effect and redosed. It is a little harder to place.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Thank
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