What is Epidural analgesia?

Category: Procedures


Epidural or epidural anesthesia, is a form of regional anesthesia injecting drugs through a catheter placed into the epidural space. The injection can cause both a loss of sensation and a loss of pain, by blocking the transmission of signals through nerves in or near the spinal cord.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Epidural analgesia

Side effect Patients
Back pain 1
Numbness in legs 1
Pain 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Epidural analgesia.