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A 29-year-old female asked:

my back is hurting me after i took the epidural, will the pain go away and if so how long will it take?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Back pain common: I am assuming your took a labor epidural for normal vaginal delivery of your baby. Around 5% or less associated with headache call postural puncture ha. But back pain is very common. Soreness at the site of injection should improved after 1 week. Longer pain is probably multifactorial. Lithotomy position and delivering cause stretching of tissues and ligaments of the back and pelvis.
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
Anesthesiology 15 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Most back pain goes away in several days or weeks. Chronic back pain from an epidural is extremely uncommon.

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