At what level is spinal anesthesia injected?

Answer Spinal anesthesia is placed at the vertebral level of L3/L4, in the subarachnoid space. This is in the low back, just about at the level of the waistline. This type of anesthesia will numb everythi... Read More »

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Leaking Spinal Fluid From a Spinal Tap?

Cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF, is a protective liquid surrounding the brain and spine. Certain injuries or procedures, such as a lumbar puncture, can cause a leakage of spinal fluid. In some cases, a... Read More »

Can you die from anesthesia?

When anesthesia came out years ago, it was very different than what it is today. It is very safe and controlled. To die from anesthesia today is completely unheard of and I would have no issues ... Read More »

Why can't I get the gas for anesthesia?

We do mask inductions on little kids because we can hold them down when they get squirmy. A mask induction is slow - it takes a few minutes to get a kid knocked out. There is a part of that calle... Read More »

What is an oil injected outboard?

An oil injected outboard is a type of watercraft with an external engine featuring oil injection. Oil injected engines have a separate reservoir for storing oil, rather than mixing the oil with the... Read More »