An epidural, when administered correctly, and with a low enough dose, can stop pain but still allow you limited use of your legs (no walking, but you can move them) -- but that the dosage can be turned up to provide a more numbing effect. A spinal block doesn't have different levels like that, it just completely numbs you from the ribs down -- no feeling, much less movement. The spinal also has an effect that makes you feel tilted on the operating table, which is very weird.
I had no complaints with either.
at 12:46 AM on Feb. 17, 2011