Back pain after spinal for c-section

Wendy - posted on 05/14/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My back has been really bothering me the last two days.. it's not really pain, more just like spasms in my spine... it's around where i had my spinal at.. i hope it's ok and goes away.. it's really annoying... (considering i had to be poked 4 times for my spinal probably didn't make it any easier to heal!)

Anyone have any suggestions to help it not bother me so much?? It's more annoying than anything....

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Amber - posted on 02/05/2013

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I had my c-section 7yrs ago and my c section still hurts and my back hurts sometimes gives it out on me I stand very long or sit very long

Amber - posted on 02/05/2013

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Yea me to my c section has been hurting very bad and my back keeps giving and hurting I can't lay down or sit or stand very long the pain makes me sick to my stomach I have been throwing up

Beth - posted on 05/16/2010

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i had an emergency c section on a spinal anesthetic with mine. im having the same problem. keep taking pain killers and keep a heat pad on your back. if this is not helping go to your doc.

Amber - posted on 02/05/2013

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It's weird the heat makes my back Hurte worse but the ice feels so good on it to a certain pointe and the tyenol is not working for the pain it's not working for the pain of my c section either

Patricia - posted on 02/05/2013

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It is completely normal. I also had the same thing with my spinal- ouchy. Just keep taking tylenol- hot showers-heat and ice it. Hope you feel better soon and congrats on the birth.

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Karen - posted on 02/05/2013

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I had a c-section in April and I get spasms but luckily no other pain from the spinal. I have noticed though that the c-section just seems to get gradually more tender and I am begining to get more abdominal pain that seems to be generated from where I was cut.

Jinnet - posted on 02/02/2013

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i had 3 spinals and the pain in my back is horriable. when i do any type of activies or just sitting down it hurts it feels like a stabbing/pinching feeling so i try to lay flat on my back and the pain just gets worser and i feel peralized.

Ramya - posted on 03/10/2011

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i had to be poked 4-5 times..just delivered a sec boy a mnth ago..i am still on pain meds..and even my back hurts a lot along with the c-section pain..

Bethany - posted on 05/16/2010

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Ibuprofen (Nurafen, etc) and Paracetamol (Panadol, etc). I had that for many months after Charlotte was born. That, and lower back pain, which my health nurse said was also related to the epidural.

Try to keep your work at a level between your hips and ribs, not higher or lower, so you don't strain your back too much. Bend your knees when doing things like making beds, picking up things off the ground.

She is 15 mths now and it is gone. Probably lasted 2 or 3 months.

Annemaree - posted on 05/15/2010

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wow reading all these coments from other moms is making me feel really lucky as ive had 2 spinals and have had no troubles ever but i do know of a few people who have had them yrs ago and still get pain n twinges in that area.. all i can say is hope ur feeling better soon and hope its not a permenent pain for u good luck!

CARRIE - posted on 05/15/2010

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You have my sympathy! I had my spinal about a year ago and I still have pain in that area. They hit a nerve going in and now it gets inflamed and causes me pain on a regular basis. My sister doesn't have so much pain from hers but, on the few occasions that it does cause her pain if you touch the spot her legs go numb for a second and she falls down. It's weird! The best things that work for me are Ibuprofen (Advil not Tylenol) and a heating pad. Hope things get better for you soon.

Mary - posted on 05/15/2010

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I had three spinal blocks. You're probably having a hard time from being poked four times. It took two tries to do my last one. I agree that you should take a tylenol or even some ibuprofen for the pain or a heating pad. Just take it easy(easier said than done) and try not to lift anything heavy. Good luck!

Emily - posted on 05/15/2010

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well Wendy I would say apply a warm compress to your back, like a heating pad and take some tylenol. I have back pain in the exact spot where I had the spinal on a regular basis. It started with my first c-section with my first born Abi and now has gotten worse since the birth of my second daughter 6-09. I can't stand for long periods of time and find the pain to be almost nauseating. Anyway I would do an anti-inflammatory and a warm compress. The Lord bless you, will be praying a complete healing.

Kimberley - posted on 05/15/2010

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hi huni , i now how u are feeling , i have had 2 c- sections and had spinal with both as i had my sections awake. all i can suggest is rest when u can ad take pain killers for the pain . i have had twinges in my back for nearly 3 years . some days i dont feel it so it wont always bee there .

Heather - posted on 05/14/2010

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I know the feeling sweetie! I would just take a tylenol and if it got really bad sit on the heating pad for awhile or take a nice hot bath and that helped. Good Luck and hope u feel better soon.

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