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How can you deal with the back pain caused from an epidural?

How can you deal with the back pain caused from an epidural?

If it is pain: At the insertion site, warm compresses and anti-inflammatories should help. If it is more severe you should speak with your anesthesiologist who may refer you for an MRI and neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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What can I do to ease the back pain caused from an epidural?

What can I do to ease the back pain caused from an epidural?

Heat, Meds: Mild back discomfort after an epidural block is not uncommon and is self-limited. Warm compresses, a heating pad, or mild analgesics....If not contraindicated...(ibuprofen, asa, etc.) may help. It's best, however, to speak with your provider and find out if there were any unusual problems during the procedure or further needed work-up. ...Read more

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What are ways to deal with chronic back pain after having an epidural?

What are ways to deal with chronic back pain after having an epidural?

PT: I don't recommend epidurals for back pain. Epidurals are good for sciatic type symptoms. If you're having chronic back pain then a formal course of physical therapy should help. Ultimately as a last resort maybe surgery. ...Read more

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How do I deal with back pain after an epidural? What are some solutions for chronic back pain after experiencing an epidural?

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How do I deal with back pain after an epidural? What are some solutions for chronic back pain after experiencing an epidural?

ESI & back pain : There might be no relation between the back pain and previous epidural injection. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment might include physical therapy, exercise, medications, injections.... Please see a pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections i would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more

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Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Steroid: Too much steroid can cause osteoporosis no matter where it is placed. Oral, IV or epidural steroid may increase chance of osteoporosis. The amount of steroid used in epidural injection for a herniated disk is less than the amount of steroid consumed as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack taken orally to treat the same symptoms. Generally, though, we do not recommend more than 3 steroid injections in 6 months. ...Read more

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Would having an epidural during child birth 19 mos ago cause mid to lower back pain while laying down?

Would having an epidural during child birth 19 mos ago cause mid to lower back pain while laying down?

Back pain after epid: It is not likely your pain is from the labor epidural after 19 months. What is more likely is a back injury resulting from the actual vaginal delivery and associated efforts. This can be caused by a strain or herniation. Also, you should not overlook the possibility of an unrelated medical problem. If the pain is not dissipating and does not respond to over the counter medications, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Have severe low back pain that happens a couple times a year. Could the epidural I had from.my c-section 10 years ago be the cause of the pain?

Have severe low back pain that happens a couple times a year. Could the epidural I had from.my c-section 10 years ago be the cause of the pain?

Unlikely,chance smal: Epidurals can be a way to minimize delivery pain and also sciatica or radiating pain. So chances are small that the epidural is a cause. However, see a spine specialist or PMR doctor for a full evaluation which is likely to include a MRI and Physical Therapy. Many people develop back pain over time and good imaging and core strengthening respectively, can evaluate & treat most causes effectively. ...Read more

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