Epidurals are the most common method of labor pain relief in the United States. The procedure involves injecting medication near the spinal column to provide continuous pain relief to the lower body. In the past, many health professionals would not administer epidurals until a
A commonly-used medical procedure spinal injection of a mixture of lidocaine and anti-inflammatory steroid has been shown to be no more effective in relieving certain symptoms of back problems than the numbing agent alone.