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Spinal Anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia or spinal block is the injection given in and around the spine to numb part of your body during surgery. It is the preferred method for anesthesia below the umbilicus and lower extremities.

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Is it possible that a spinal injection caused the severe backaches and discomfort ?

Query: Hello doctor, I had spinal anesthesia before my foot surgery. It has been more than a week since my operation, yet I still get severe backaches and discomfort in the back of my skull. I have discomfort after standing or sitting up for longer than five to ten minutes. Is this normal? I use painkille...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The pain and suffering caused due to spinal injection is called post dural spinal headache. It happens very rare due to spinal needle. It causes stretching of meninges and cause spinal fluid leak. It is very rare n...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain in the back where anesthesia was administered during a spine surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a spinal cord injury last week, and an MRI revealed that I have a cyst at some d6-d7 level. I had surgery to get it removed. Now I have discomfort in the place where the anesthetic was administered? Is it possible that I will experience pain for another reason? or did I get it right...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Usually, in spinal surgery, a general anesthetic will be used for spinal surgery. There is no specific location for anesthetic. Anesthesia will be given through the IV (intravenous) line. During this process, a tiny tube will be put through t...  Read Full »

I am afraid of doing uterine septum removal under general anesthesia. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old female, who weighs 200 lbs and I am 5.4 feet tall. I have to get a uterine septum removed, and I am terrified of going under general anesthesia. I never had any surgeries in the past. My cholesterol levels are slightly raised, and I have Raynaud's disease. I get panic a...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query in detail. Please be free of tension. I understand your concerns, but there is no need to panic. Your anesthetist will do a pre-anesthesia workup before the scheduled surgery. ECG (electrocardiography) and echocardiogram are needed as you are ob...  Read Full »

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