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Is it safe to get an epidural for giving birth if I have spondylolisthesis?

Is it safe to get an epidural for giving birth if I have spondylolisthesis?

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 recommendations to the obstetrician and anesthesiolgist before you end up in the labor room. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Hi, I has a 4 month old baby bapy and after giving birth I am getting lower back pain. How can I get relief? Mine was induced labour and took epidural

Hi, I has a 4 month old baby bapy and after giving birth I am getting lower back pain. How can I get relief?
Mine was induced labour and took epidural

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." Speak to your physician & they can give you guidance as to what you'll be allowed to take. It'll depend on if you plan to breastfeed. Hang in there. You'll survive. That's why you're the MOMMA! Childbirth would kill any mortal man! Epidural or not!! LOL ...Read more

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How typical is an epidural when giving birth the natural way?

How typical is an epidural when giving birth the natural way?

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 minds. Pain is bad for both you and your baby, studies show babies are born healthier with epidurals ...Read more

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How bad does giving birth hurt with an epidural block?

How bad does giving birth hurt with an epidural block?

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 the labor doctor can no longer start an epidural. ...Read more

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How painful is giving birth & epidural or no epidural?

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 ...Read more

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How could you rate the pain difference between giving birth with an epidural and without?

How could you rate the pain difference between giving birth with an epidural and without?

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 ...Read more

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After giving birth & i did took the epidural. I have some low back discomfort. It's been 4mths already. Any reason?

After giving birth & i did took the epidural. I have some low back discomfort. It's been 4mths already. Any reason?

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 with the OB that did your delivery. ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of lower back pain since giving birth over a year ago. I've heard people say it could be from the epidural? What should I do?

Get a good exam.: This can be do to many things. Your posture changed a great deal while pregnant. The placenta releases enzymes that help break down joint tissue. The epidural has a needle inserted between the bony parts of the spine. The pushing of delivery puts a great deal of stress on the spine. And don't forget that you are carting around a growing active baby every day. Get an exam and start therapy now ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

Slippage of one vertebral body over another ...Read more