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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Regional Anaesthesia

Local anaesthetic or regional anaesthesia does not put you to sleep but works by blocking the signals that pass along your nerves to your brain. We can block the nerves at different levels to numb a certain area, for example we can block just a finger or a whole region like an arm, a leg or we can numb both legs with a spinal or epidural anaesthesia so it only numbs a part of your body.