A caudal block is a procedure that will help lessen your child's pain after an operation.

A caudal block is performed by an anesthesiologist or CRNA after your child is asleep for the operation.

The child will be turned to his/her side and the lower back will be washed. Next, a needle will be placed under the skin at the tailbone (below the spine). After the medicine is given, the needle will be removed.

The numbing medicine will decrease the feeling of pain after the operation for up to 10 hours.