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A 29-year-old female asked:

After the birth of my daughter, i am constantly have lower back pains. i assume its from the epidural however sometimes the pain is unbearable.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Wouldn't assume so: The epidural simply placed an absorbable medication in a known space. The body heals from this well. What may be more likely is irritation of the bony structures due to the passage of a baby through the pelvis & the possibility it cracked your coccyx bone or over stretched the nearby ligaments. You may be able to realign the lower back with the help of physical therapy.

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