Epidural vs spinal anesthesia. Epidural: headache is not experienced. It's often used during labor/delivery, and surgery in the pelvis and legs. Spinal anesthesia: puncture in the Dura (covering over the spinal cord). It's often used for genital, urinary tract, or lower body procedures. Spinal and epidural anesthesia have fewer side effects and risks than general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free). Patients usually recover much faster and can go home sooner.
Cervical Spinal Stenosis is a condition marked by stiffness, pain, inflammation, numbness, and weakness in the neck - which that can radiate throughout the shoulders and travel to the arms, legs and feet. For more information about this condition, including kinesiology taping applications that can help with symptoms, check out our blog.