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is it safe to get an epidural for giving birth if i have spondylolisthesis

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Usually the epidural is given at spinal level much higher than where the slip resides. Should not be any different for the anesthesiologist than norm ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Just let them know th level of the spondy and they can put it at the one of the other 4 levels in your low back. They work around it.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: It is usually safe to have an epidural with a spondylolisthesis. The best way to be safe is to have a spine specialist review your films and give reco ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Pain will occur: We've yet to invent the perfect epidural. Meaning, once it wears off there will be some pain to deal with & it just may be more than "some." Spea ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
From what I've: seen common. Women come in with prejudice against epidurals from listening to someone. After hours of labor and being miserable they change their mind ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most likely: A good epidural will give you complete block for pain during labor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Depends: Depends on the patient , if first delivery, anxiety about pain. You have to make a decision when the ob/gyn tells you because after a certain point in ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
For some: labor and delivery is quick and easy, but for most miserable and screaming at delivery without an epidural and a smile on their face
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Most patients: I've seen, once they experience an epidural want it soon the next time
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Some patients: especially after multiple deliveries have mild pain, but the majority experience pain that can be severe and reduced to mild pressure with an epudural
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Epidural: Having pain after an epidural four months later would be very unusual and likely not related. If concerned about it i would request a consultation wit ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Back pain: While waiting to see the specialist, acupuncture may help to control her pain.

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