anyone else suffer from bad back ache and spasms since giving birth?

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Jessy - posted on 07/26/2013

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my son is 3 months old now, he was back to back and i had a real long labour 26 hours! and i have had real bad back aches pains and muscle spazms since he was 2 weeks old.it all started when i was carrying him down the stairs on a carry-cot, suddenly my back went mid to low back right in the spine.i then started going to a mctimony chairopractor and had 4 sessions but it didnt seem to be getting any better, if anything it was getting worse and moving around, not just staying in one place so he told me that he couldnt help me and gave me ibiprofen to take once a day for a week, so i did it and kinda seemed to work but as soon as i stopped taking them it was like when it first started, for a long time i couldnt even lift up my new baby.i have good days and bad days, some days i cant even sit up properly getting out of bed, and its always worse in the mornings.sometimes i get out of bed and take a few steps and suddenly i get real bad twinges in my back that make my legs go and i just collaps, not good when you have a baba you need to be holding and bouncing and entertaining. pleeease someboy help me! has anyone else experienced anything similar?

Kayleigh - posted on 04/20/2009

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My first daughter faith was laid on my sciatic nerve, and she was 9lb 2oz and my younger daughter holly was 9lb 3oz! maybe thats it?? thank you so much everyone xx

Liz - posted on 04/20/2009

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i had no problems with my first child (but didnt have an epidural with her) but i had syphis pubic disfunction in my second pregnancy so they advised i would have to have an epidural to be able to deliver, the first one didnt worka dn in the end they gave me a second epidural and a spinal block i gave birth to my daughter weighing 7lb 5oz but have since had 2 slipped discs i have had to have steroid epidurals and have had a discectomy and am now bed ridden and wheelchair bound because of the pain and am on a heap of medication, my advice to you would be to see your doctor and make sure everything is ok, dont leave it and think it will be ok, i hope you feel better soon.

Tasha - posted on 04/20/2009

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Absolutely and I feel for all of you that have, I know what its like. From the moment they pulled the epidural line out, I've been on different pain meds since but Tramadol ASAP is the one that has seemed to work the best for me...my kids are 5 and 7. My kids were 9 and 10 pounds and did alot of damage to my back. I have a bulging (aka slipped) disc and severe inflamation of the cyatic nerve. Its an everyday thing I have to deal with and hope your pain dont last as long, its miserable!

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Jennie - posted on 04/20/2009

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My daughter is 8 months old and have experienced back pain since the birth. I had a spine to spine labour with a spinal block at the end which i know can cause back problems. I spoke with my GP about it afterwards and they just recommended pain relief and rest, however, after this doing squat i consulted a chiropractor. Best thing i ever did. They see lots of new mothers with the same complaints and after only a handful of adjstment sessions i feel like a new person.

Please go and have a consultation if you can as it may be just what the doctor ordered - excuse the pun!! Good luck.

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I didn't have an epidural but I still suffer from horrible back pains 18 months after birth. Mostly, it's when I wake up in the morning. We're getting a new bed soon so hopefully that will help. But honestly, I think it has something to do with how a woman's bones seperate during pregnancy and childbirth...like how your hips widen, etc. I think something slipped in my back and from time to time slips out of place. It can be quite painful and immobilizing. As for the acne, my face broke out a little right after my son was born but it went back to normal when he was about 3 months old or so.

Kayleigh - posted on 04/20/2009

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its funny, I had someone come and tell me that an epidural dosent give longterm back pain but everyone i talk to says it does. Mine didnt even work!! they tried it twice and ended up giving me a spinal block I dont know if this has anything to do with it? thank you for the answers though ladies, glad im not going mad!! gives me reason to keep getting those back massages from my soon to be husband lol xx

Megan - posted on 04/20/2009

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I have bach aches and spasms but I don't think that it's from the epideral they gave me. While I was in labor they had to position me just right to keep baby's vitals stable and contractions moving along. I had already had the epideral and could not feel a whole lot. Before I knew it I had a spasming knot behind my left sholder blade and it is still there today!

Amy - posted on 04/20/2009

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YES...i have and my son is almost 3! I think the epidural hit something i guess..and it i have alot of lower back issues

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I had backaches for about a month after childbirth;I think mainly at the site of the epidural, but no spasms. Check with your Doctor for sure. It could be just muscle spasms from lack of sleep!!

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