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Reasons for Procedure
Regional anesthesia is used to make the body numb for surgery:
- It may be used with high-risk surgical patients. It is safer for them than general anesthesia .
- It has been proven beneficial in trauma , operation-related pain, and short and long term medical disease and pain states.
- Epidural anesthesia is often used during childbirth to relieve labor pains.
- It has been shown to help people be mobile sooner after surgery and increases duration of pain relief.
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