Dr. Reitzel discusses cases where patients cannot receive an epidural.
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Who Can Not Receive an Epidural Injection There are certain patients who cannot receive an epidural. Those patients are patients who have received blood thinners or patients who have components in their blood that are low. Typically speaking before we place an epidural, we will draw some labs to make sure all those labs are in order. But 99% of all the people who request epidurals are candidates for getting epidurals.