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epidural

1. upon or outside the dura mater
2. 
a. injection of anaesthetic into the space outside the dura mater enveloping the spinal cord
b. anaesthesia induced by this method

epidural

[¦ep·ə¦du̇r·əl]
(anatomy)
Located on or over the dura mater.
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Ron has an agonising and incurable spinal problem called arachnoiditis which he claims comes from being given epidural jabs of the steroid Depo-Medrone.
The study compared 147 patients who underwent Regenexx PL-Disc procedure to 85 patients who had steroid epidural injections.
Epidural catheters are commonly use with intend of pain relief, yet there exist no definite indications for epidural analgesia.
Others are backing Kerr's opinions, with one blog posting, "The babies are drugged up when you receive an epidural .
We agree that achieving equivalent analgesia with the TAP technique compared to epidural analgesia may be difficult.
The safety of both lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections (ESI) and nerve blocks has been confirmed by multiple large studies ranging from 322 to 5,334 patients, with no permanent adverse procedure-related outcomes and a complication rate of <1% requiring additional treatment.
A healthy 16-year-old girl died during labour after an epidural analgesic (presumably containing bupivacaine) was inadvertently infused intravenously.
I had epidurals with both my babies (the second time I got them to top it up).
It is believed that women are increasingly opting for epidurals because they fear traumatic birth experiences.
Changes in Fetal Position During Labor and Their Association With Epidural Analgesia".
While we are all grateful that inductions, epidurals, and c-sections are available when needed, they often work to rob a woman of the experience of childbirth and the empowerment that comes with going through that experience as much as she can on her own strength.