What are the risks of a Spinal and Epidural?

 

What are the risks of a Spinal and Epidural?

As with any procedure, there are risks and benefits associated with a spinal or epidural anesthetic. Thankfully, the benefits usually outweigh the risks. The most common risks associated with spinal or epidural anesthesia include headache, backache, bleeding and infection. These risks have a low incidence of occurrence, and your anesthesiologist will discuss all of these prior to your procedure.

Further information regarding the risks of a spinal or epidural anesthetic can be accessed at the link below:

Risks and benefits of regional anesthesia as advised by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia

 

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