... Anytime they get close to the spinal cord with a needle there is a risk of nicking the Dura and causing a spinal fluid leak which causes an intense headache that is only relieved by laying down. ... (21 replies)
... n odds for back surgery may not be good. The added pain from an ESI may get you there quicler as far as what you can tolerate, but other than a blood patch for a nicked dura or antibiotics for an infection, there isn't a surgery for for a bad epidural. ... (7 replies)
... Hi Blue, A spinal headache is one of the most common side effcts or risks with an ESI. If the dura is nicked you loose spinal fluid which allows your brain to sit down onto your skull,The pain is so intens when you stand it makes you puke. ... (4 replies)
... Hey BB, There are 3 types of pain, Somatic, neuropathic and visceral, I didn'tt say psycho somatic, Somatic just means as part of a disease process effecting The "Shell" or structure of the body.
I could see why anyone would be upset if I said their pain was psycho somatic, but without the psycho part, no offense was meant. MY point was that different types of pain respoind... (7 replies)
... I think I would be screaming from the rooftops abut that type of extortion. That's really what it is, extortion. I never blamed anyone for a nicked dura, just wanted it treated and they did. ... (37 replies)
... The headaches I am having dont care if I am standing or laying down or swinging from the chandelier. That, to me wouldnt indicate a nicked Dura, but ya never know. These puppies fluxuate all day long and they actually get worse when I lay down and fall asleep with my neck askew. ... (9 replies)
... g the trial so the results were very skewed, everytime I stood upright I would vomit. Spinal headaches are pretty distinct and usually relieved by laying down. A nicked dura or a leak after cath removal or from cathg placement isn't unusual. ... (9 replies)
... the first 2 didn't work, it's not likely the 3rd will either and there is no point in subjecting you to the risks , like infection or loss of spinal fluid from a nicked dura. ... (3 replies)
... osition for patinets with stenosis Or increased pressure from ESI, Meylograms and discos, although they tell you to lie flat initially to ensure you don't have a nicked dura or a flid leak. ... (1 replies)
... The safest way to do an ESI or block so that they don't nick the dura and cause a spinal fluid leak is to use flouroscopy to guide the needle. ... (1 replies)
... patch. IMO, The guy or gal doing the ESI should also have the ability to do a blood patch and repair the damage they may cause during the ESI. IF they nick the Dura it can cause a a leak which causes a severe spinal headache or can cause a seizure and they need to be prepaired for that possibility too. ... (15 replies)
... Hey PTN, Sounds like you are taking the steps in the right order. Epidurals are kind of hit or miss as far as offering relief. Some they work for, but if you need surgery I doubt it would offer any long term relief.
I imagine he's waiting to see how you respond, If you don't get relief a fresh MRI or CT is probably the next step to see what things look like.
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... Being laid up in a hospital bed didn't help my back as the place where the bottom and top parts met hurt my tailbone. I had to keep switching positions and added extra pillows. I was glad to get home to my own bed, which is much more comfortable.
The surgeon told me that I might have overdone it the other day when I was in the store. I stood in line forever and my back... (12 replies)
... a bruise from the epi causing pain but it's not the common complaint when your epidural space is punctured, the more common problem is spinal fluid leak if your dura gets nicked. You basically get a blinding headache that cause you to toss your cookies everytime you stand up when your loosing spinal fluid. ... (12 replies)
... Hi Money, I have a pump too and because the potency of the intrathecal meds is so high and varries from one person to the next, starting out undermedicated is prety much the norm. When I first had mine put in, I stopped taking meth the first 3 days of the pump and started at 2 mgs a day, after 6 months and 16 adjustements I wem from miserable at 2 mgs a day to 13.2 mgs a day,... (14 replies)
... Hi PG, I've had at least a dozen ESIs and some have had complications like nicking the dura which causes a spinal fluid leak. It's also easy to nick doing a meylo. ... (7 replies)
... Hi greymom, Epuidurals are usually painful for one of two reasons, They may have nicked or pierced a nerve inserting the needle. You usualy feel a sharp pain that lights up your arm or leg instantly. Depending on where the injection was done. ... (4 replies)
... I had to get a spinal tap done because my neo said my blood vessel behind my eye were very big!They did it in the office the pressure was 24 they said that was fine the test came back ok!I had the spinaltap 17 days ago the blood patch 12 days ago when they did the blood patch when he shot the blood in my back a rush of spinal fliud went up to my head couldn't hear for aboutb... (13 replies)
... and bathe it with steroids to ruduce inflamation, but the pressue it ceates in the epidural spce can certainly cause every symptom your having. Through a nicvked dura and a few hours of vomiting on top and your neck turns into a real mess and the flair up is worse than the original reason for the injection. ... (13 replies)
... hours after the meylo to prevent a spinal headache if the nicked the dura, but if you had a spinal fluid leak you would have kniown by the crushing headache and wouldn't have made it to the festival. ... (1 replies)