back pain after having an epidural for c section

Carly - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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4 years on and i have backpain every so often from the site where i had the epidural anyone else have that

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Robyn - posted on 02/23/2012

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I've had 3 c-sections. The first was a general, the second an epidural, and the last a spinal. I also had back pain for 2 years following the epidural.



After 2 years of that back pain I decided to do something. I had accupunture and later started group Pilates classes at the gym. I can't say which one did the trick. Perhaps it was both. However on my first visit with my accupunturist he put his finger right on the spot and asked if I had an epidural.

Andrea - posted on 01/30/2012

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I eneded up with the flesh eating disease in the csection opening, so 1 month and 4 days after my baby was born, they had to reopen me cause they didnt know what was wrong, i was dieing of pain, and the bacteria was eating me up inside, today almost 1 year later, i have so must pain in my lower back that i have to push on my lower back somtimes to straighten myself out

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Michelle - posted on 08/08/2012

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I also forgot to say it's like i get spasm of it. it comes and it goes but when it comes it's really painful and it seem that no matter how i sit, lie and position myself it would not go away.

but i do feel that after lying down for a couple of hrs it's ok. it takes that long to dull the pain. Has anyone any suggestion i would be grateful.

Michelle - posted on 08/08/2012

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With my first i had a natural birth my third one i had to have an emergency C-section with two shots of epidural. Now two years down the line i am suffering with sever back again. really painful.
It's like i am back to the time i was in labour. roughly around this time also. Ahhh it's really uncomfortable and painful. I can't sit straight i can't lie down and now its becoming a pain.
I hate going to doctor as they are the worse. I know where the pain come from its from the exact same spot as the injection and no doubt about it.

My sister inlaw as the same problem so i know that i am not imagining it. The pain is so acute at present, that i feel like killing someone for it. Ahhh i feel so much pressure and pain there.

Rabaab - posted on 03/01/2012

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Yeah same here, my son is nearly five, and I know people who kids are 21' and another who child is 12 and still have back pain.. I went for acupuncture and psychitherapy but neither made any difference.

Rebecca - posted on 09/05/2009

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I had my surgery only ten months ago, but I have definitely found that especially if I stand or sit in one position for a short while my back gets exceptionally sore...

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MIranda would you say your spinal block was much better than your epidural??? I had real bad luck with my last epidural, it blocked no pain for me. So i've been trying to figure out if a spinal would benefit me better IF I have a third child.

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Yes I have back pain b/c of my epidural, and my last c-section was almost 2 yrs ago. I can't handle anyone touching my spine, it makes me sick to even touch it myself.

Miranda - posted on 08/20/2009

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I had 3 previous epiduals and when it cam time for my fourth I had developed scar tissue so they had to redo the epidural, on my 5th delivery I had a spinal block which was the best thing ever. But I do still have stiffness on my back at the original epidural site.

Kara - posted on 08/19/2009

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yes! i have to take prescription meds because some times the pain is unbearable. its only enough to take the edge off. i refuse to walk around like a zombie. i also had a terrible anesthesiologist.

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