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Spinal stands for spinal anaesthetic.

It is a single (one off) injection in the lower back. It is administered in a sitting or lying position.

Local anaesthetic is injected into the fluid which is surrounding the nerves travelling to the abdomen (tummy), genitals and the legs.

The local anaesthetic is numbing the lower part of the body to be able to carry out an operation.


Spinal and Epidural Anaesthesia

Spinal and Epidural anaesthesias are the injection of local anaesthetic around the spinal cord and the spinal nerves to numb the nerves which are going to your legs and tummy.Spinal and epidural blocks are routinely used for Caesarean sections or pain relief in labour. However, they can also be used for large operations, such as laparotomies, bowel resections, kidney removals, amputations or hip / knee joint revisions. The choice of an anaesthetic or pain relief method also depends on the skills, experience and preference of your anaesthetist, and the method needs to be agreed in the consenting process before the operation.

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