Possible Risks of Epidurals
There are some possible risks of having an epidural treatment. These risks include:
- Damage to the nerve- this can occur from direct contact from the needle
- Dural Puncture
Possible Side Effects of Epidurals
There are possible short term side effects that can occur with epidural treatment. They include: numbness in your low back, buttocks or legs for several hours after the procedure, and pain at the injection site.
Contraindications to having an Epidural
Contraindications include patients who have a local or systemic bacterial infection, are pregnant, or have bleeding problems. It is also important to make sure check are completed for heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure as these medical conditions can be a contraindication.