Epidural (IMAGE) Medical University of South Carolina Caption Natalie Barnett, M.D., administers an epidural before surgery. This pain management approach keeps patients comfortable during recovery while minimizing the use of narcotics. Credit Tom Givens, Medical University of South Carolina Usage Restrictions May be used with appropriate credit and permission from MUSC. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.