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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_anaesthesia

Spinal anaesthesia is the technique of choice for Caesarean section as it avoids a general anaesthetic and the risk of failed intubation (which is approximately 1 in 250 in pregnant women). It also means the mother is conscious and the partner is able to be present at the birth of the child. The post operative analgesia from ...

www.asra.com/page/43/risks-and-benefits-of-regional-anesthesia

A spinal headache may occurs any time after spinal or epidural anesthesia but most cases generally show themselves within 3-5 days after a spinal or epidural anesthetic. The characteristics and severity of the headache may vary. With improvements in needle design, the risk of a spinal headache after anesthesia is much ...

medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007413.htm

May 1, 2017 ... For an epidural: The doctor injects medicine just outside of the sac of fluid around your spinal cord. This is called the epidural space. The medicine numbs, or blocks feeling in a certain part of your body so that you cannot feel pain. The medicine begins to take effect in about 10 to 20 minutes. It works well for ...

www.medbroadcast.com/channel/pain/managing-pain/spinal-block

Headache is the most common side effect of spinal anesthesia. You may have a headache the day of the surgery or the next day, when you sit up or move around . Most headaches will gradually disappear, and are managed with bed rest, fluids , and acetaminophen. Severe headaches can be treated by performing an ...

www.livestrong.com/article/197023-side-effects-of-a-spinal-block-for-a-c-section

Sep 17, 2011 ... According to John S. McDonald, MD, chairman of the department of anesthesiology and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA Medical Center, spinal block has emerged as the preferred approach to Cesarean section anesthesia based on the finding of higher maternal mortality among patients ...

patient.info/health/spinal-anaesthetic

The risk of temporary loss of sensation, pins and needles and sometimes muscle weakness is higher but usually resolves in a few days to weeks. See separate leaflet called Complications after Spinal or Epidural Anaesthetic ...

www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/epidural-and-spinal-anesthesia-topic-overview

A headache is the most common side effect of spinal anesthesia. It can usually be treated easily. Headaches are less common with epidural anesthesia. Epidural and spinal anesthesia are usually combined with other medicines that make you relaxed or sleepy (sedatives) or relieve pain (analgesics). These other medicines ...

healdove.com/health-care-industry/Post-Spinal-Anesthesia-Side-Effects

Apr 19, 2017 ... Post-spinal anesthesia side effects can result from the needles, the technique, or the medications used. Most side effects are minor and short-lived.

www.openanesthesia.org/spinal_anesthesia

Spinal, Epidural. Injection Location, lumbar only, anywhere. Duration of Block, brief, prolonged. Procedure Time, brief, longer. Quality of Block, high, not as good as spinal. Disadvantages, increased risk of hypotension, dural puncture headache. Advantages, ability to produce segmental block, greater control over analgesia, ...