An Epidural Blood Patch is a nonsurgical procedure performed by the region’s leading pain management experts at Nassau Anesthesia Associates, P.C., a medical group affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY. This treatment is used to seal puncture sites in the spine resulting from spinal injections.
In addition to providing anesthesia care for patients before, during, and after surgery, Nassau Anesthesia Associates has anesthesiologists with advanced training in the field of pain management. We utilize the most advanced nonsurgical techniques for treating acute and chronic pain that hasn’t responded to more conservative treatments.
The spinal cord and nerves exist within a sack of clear fluid. The area outside of the sack is referred to as the epidural space. Sometimes, as a result of spinal injections, fluid can leak out of the sack into the epidural space. The epidural blood patch treatment consists of injecting your own blood into the epidural space in the spine to stop spinal fluid leakage.