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My wife has been having a pain in her lower back since birth of our son (8month) could this be due to epidural she used before birth to relieve pain?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not likely: The needle used to give the epidural is very skinny, & unlikely to cause any problems. Pregnancy & delivery, on the other hand, cause a number of changes that can cause back pain. Stretching excercises, such as yoga or pilates, can help.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Possible but: Unlikely, unless it is pain at the insertion site or the placement was difficult and traumatic. More likely it is muscle and bone pain due to the stress of carrying a baby and labor. Talk to your ob/gyn.

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