URL of this page: //www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/presentations/100195.htm

Epidural - series

Procedure, part 3

Procedure, part 3

Overview

Before you get an epidural, your doctor will wash your back with antiseptic and determine the best place for the injection. Next, you'll get a shot of local anesthetic to numb the spot where the epidural needle will be inserted.

Update Date 7/23/2012

Related MedlinePlus Health Topics