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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:08 PM   1
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Does epidural automatically mean back pain forever?


My mommy-friends have always complained about their back pain and blamed it on their epidurals. Granted, they had bad experiences. For one friend, the epidural didn't even work and she ended up doing everything natural, for another friend the needle got stuck on the way out. It was one of the factors that made me want to have a natural birth, just because of all that can go wrong with an epidural.

But I ended up getting one anyway. It went splendid. I didn't feel a thing the whole time and the anaesthesiologist knew exactly what he was doing. I was sure that I was in the clear for back pain!

Except not. I have so much back pain, at first it was mild, but it seems to be getting worse and worse. What could be the cause of this? I probably don't drink enough water, but it doesnt feel like that kind of back pain. Its unlike any I've had before which is what leads me to believe its from the epidural. Not to mention it's around the same area.

Anyone else experience back pain, and did you get an epidural, and how did it go?



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:11 PM   2
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I had an epidural and have had no back pain whatsoever, nor do I know of anyone who has, though I do realise it is possible. It actually could be that the back pain is from lifting LO up and down all day and another possibility is postural changes from pregnancy itself.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:12 PM   3
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I had an epidural and I have no back pain. The only time my back even remotely hurts is when I carry my 22lb LO around and it just gets tired from the workout!



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:19 PM   4
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I had one and haven't had any back pain. Hadn't realised lots of people did x



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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:21 PM   5
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Hmm does this mean it's likely not from my epidural since my epidural went well?

I had back pain in pregnancy too, wonder if that's tied to it



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:21 PM   6
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i don't and i had mine in for a long time because of my emcs. i get back pain from babywearing though



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:29 PM   7
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Not at all, it's very rare to have long lasting effects from epidural - but it is possible. Maybe see your GP and if they rule out the epidural being the cause then see a chiropractor or osteopath? xx



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:34 PM   8
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I should have a 6week checkup soon, so I'll ask then! Thanks



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:36 PM   9
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No back pain here either



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 18:42 PM   10
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Yeah I would definitely check with your Dr, I had a failed epidural and two spinals and no back pain here...



 
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