Neuraxial anesthesia includes three methods of central regional anesthesia; epidural, spinal or subarachnoid or intrathecal and combined spinal-epidural anesthesia. They are performed after the application of lidocaine topically, by introducing special needles and catheters between the respective vertebrae. The risk of application still exists, but is generally considered relatively low and predictable. The reduction in pain provided by neuraxial analgesia consequently also reduces the negative effects of pain.
Neuraxial Anesthesia, Indications, Contraindications, Blockade, Health Care.