The caudal approach to the epidural space involves the use of a Tuohy needle, an intravenous catheter, or a hypodermic needle to puncture the sacrococcygeal membrane . Injecting local anaesthetic at this level can result in analgesia and/or anaesthesia of the perineum and groin areas. The caudal epidural technique is often used in infants and children undergoing surgery involving the groin, pelvis or lower extremities. In this population, caudal epidural analgesia is usually combined with general anaesthesia since most children do not tolerate surgery when regional anaesthesia is employed as the sole modality.
Every Board Certified pain management specialist on our team can treat numerous types of chronic and acute pain conditions. Not only do our pain specialists treat back pain , shoulder pain , headaches and arthritis , but they can also help those who have degenerative disc disease, facet joint pain, herniated discs, hip pain and knee pain, as well as many other types of ailments. If you’re searching for pain consultants who can identify what is causing your pain and provide the most effective way to treat it, call the University Pain Medicine Center office closest to you.