Regional anesthesia is a type of anesthesia. It blocks pain to a part of the body without causing sleep.

Regional anesthesia is used to make the body numb for surgery:

  • It may be used with high-risk surgical patients. It is safer for them than general anesthesia.
  • It has been proven beneficial in trauma, operation-related pain, and short and long term medical disease and pain states.
  • Epidural anesthesia is often used during childbirth to relieve labor pains.
  • It has been shown to help people be mobile sooner after surgery and increases duration of pain relief.

Anesthesia Injection into Spinal Canal—Epidural
Epidural Injection
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