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Spinal Anaesthesia

After cleaning with an antiseptic solution and application of local anaesthetic a very fine needle is introduced into the fluid surrounding the nerves below the spinal cord.  Local anaesthetics and/or opioids are placed into this fluid, which then numbs the lower half of your body to allow the surgery to be pain free. 

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