Epidural Needle  is a needle which is used in nonsurgical procedures, to inject an anesthetic and or medication into the epidural space of the spine. “Epidural Injection” or “Spinal Blocks injections” are the injections which are given with epidural needle.Epidural needles have a tip that is curved, blunt, and slig.htly splayed. While each type of needle can be attached to a plastic or glass syringe with volume markings in cubic centimeters (cc), an epidural needle has length markings every 0.40 inch (1 cm) on the needle itself, to clearly show its depth of penetration.Epidural Needle  is usually from about 3 inches (7.6 cm) to about 5 inches (12.7 cm). Epidural Needle  sizes are determined by the diameter of the needle lumen, or inner tube. Gauge sizing is designated in an inverse relationship, with larger gauge numbers indicating smaller needle diameters.

Epidural anesthesia, which historically was thought to be impractical and cumbersome, has become an essential part of today’s anesthesia practice. Part of this success is attributed to modifications and sophistication in needle design and material. The intentional administration of epidural anesthesia began a century ago, in 1901, with two French physicians: Jean-Anthanase Sicard and Fernand Cathelin. Radiologist Jean-Anthanase Sicard described injecting dilute solutions of cocaine through the sacral hiatus to treat patients suffering from severe intractable sciatic pain or lumbago.