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... I don't know much about the tunneled epidural catheter, but I am getting very interested. When I get Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks, the bupivicaine seems to help me more than anything else... ... (8 replies)
... I have gone through physical therapy, nerve blocks, and my new PM doctor thinks that I will benefit most from the Tunneled Epidural Catheter. I saw there was a post from last June about it, but was hoping for updates from anyone who has had one. ... (8 replies)
... mail and has now decided to try a tunneled epidural catheter before doing a spinal cord stimulator. This sounds scary too but not as bad as the SCS. Any advice on that? ... (6 replies)

... I am getting a tunneled epidural catheter but they said I would be in the hospital for a day or two. ... (2 replies)
... is it normal for your Dr to want to do a tunneled epidural catheter right after he did a lumbar sym block? ... (6 replies)
... Hello, My name is Cynthia nad I am going to have a Tunneled Epidural Catheter done in a aweek and I am a bit nervous. Has anyone had this done and if so what was your result and what was treatment like at home? ... (10 replies)
... they don't want the tubing hanging out. That's all I can think of anyway. Yes, there is a chance of infection, but I was on oral antibiotics the entire time the epidural was in. ... (8 replies)
... The one you had tunneled under your skin sounds pretty similar. I dont think I get a home health nurse, but instead have to go back to have the medication filled. ... (8 replies)
... Hi DJ, Welcome to the board. I've had a couple epidurals that were in for one week and then I had one that was tunneled under my skin from my back and out the front/side. I'm trying to remember how long that was in...about a couple of weeks, I think. I know it was supposed to be in longer, but I had some signs of infection and it had to be removed. I don't remember having... (8 replies)
... I assume you're coming home with the epidural in. Is that right? ... (2 replies)
... Anyway, good luck with the epidural and keep us posted on how you do. ... (8 replies)
... when researching the TEC, drop the tunneled part, because not everyone tunnels it. You will be thankfull for the tunnel though, for it makes it so much easier. Do you need PT? ... (6 replies)
Aug 26, 2007
... se to get the benefit. Also I have found what works for one is not another so its trial and error. I was researching the stimulator after for me they suggested a tunneled epidural catheter. ... (3 replies)
... Hi all, I have been disabled for a year now with RSD and have been receiving disability from my employer thru Sun Life. My question is this, I applied for SSD and was denied the first time and filed an appeal and they sent me a letter today wanting more info on my daily activities like doing laundry and grocery shopping (which is difficult at best. climbing stairs ) My... (18 replies)
Mar 22, 2007
... ankle after a "trip" down the stairs on Christmas 2005. I currently have a tunneled epidural catheter in for my treatment. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks Sharon! I have a SCS that is helping some and I was able to get off all of my meds for a time. However, is seems now that my pain is increasing again (probably due to the fact that for the first 3 months post-implant I was not as active because I wanted the leads to stay in place). I know I can only get so many sympathetic blocks due to the steroids. I would absolutely... (8 replies)
... I would be very wary about killing the nerves with alcohol. My husband and his present doctor are convinced that is what triggered his full-blown RSD. He had an auto accident and many surgeries and was in some pain for 10 years, but was pretty functional. Suddenly about a month after the alcohol injections, he had RSD in the area of the injections, and then it jumped to the... (8 replies)
... hey dj welcome to the boards! :) there is alot of good people here and im sure someone will share with you about it. (8 replies)
... About 14 years ago or so, I had an epidural catheter tunneled from my back around my side and out the front side. I was in the hospital for 5 days and then went home with it. Are you going home with it? ... (6 replies)
... a result of a knee surgery. I have been on some pretty strong meds., with little result. I have also had 4 lumbar sympathetic blocks. On Thurs. I am having a tunneled epidural catheter. ... (6 replies)

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