Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia
Disadvantages Of Spinal Anesthesia
In some cases, it might be difficult to locate the dural space and obtain cerebrospinal fluid. The procedure has to be avoided in such situations.
It is generally not advisable to employ spinal anesthesia for surgeries lasting for more than 2 hours.
Potential risk of hypotension due to overload and meningitis due to improperly sterilized medical equipment.
Spinal anesthesia may not be suited for a certain group of patients even if they are sedated. This is because different people react or respond in different ways to anesthesia.