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Is It True If You Get An Epaderal You Will Have Back Problems
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
Hello I had a baby in June I had received epidural now my back has been killing me last 5 months I never had back problems till this happened ?
Hard to say: We don't always have an explanation for this. I will see patients like you in my office and often get an MRI to look into it further and the studies often come back normal. We often don't know the cause; perhaps some subtle nerve injury or scar tissue. Thankfully it often does ultimately resolve. I would not hesitate to see a spine specialist to be evaluated. ...Read more
It can: Epidural during labor can result in chronic low back pain. Several of my patients have had ; unifying finding was unilateral sacroiliac joint instability, from forced leg abduction and external rotation absent reflexive splinting via proprioception; resulting in permanent sij ligament stretch causing loose ; painful sij. Relaxin hormone secreted during pregnancy participates in this injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could my c sec incision cause problems a year later? What about the epidural, could it cause back problem this late?
Not likely: It would be very unusual for these to pop up as problems one year after a c-section. ...Read more
What kinda of back problems can an epidural cause if hit nerve? I have up the right side of spine that causes headaches?
Boobs: Please make sure that your breasts are properly lifted by your bra. When that is OK you should not have any back problems. ...Read more
Yes: If you have question regarding your diagnosis, need for surgery or understanding of the surgical procedure and is not satisfied with the answers from your treating doctor by all means obtain a second opinion. If this would provide you with peace of mind before surgery do so. No surgeon will be upset if you desire s second opinion. It may make your recovery smoother and quicker. ...Read more
Seek treatment: No individual advice about what you should do can be given. In general first concerns for recurring back pain after an accident should be seeking a good neurologist or rehabilitation medicine doctor to determine what treatments may be of benefit. If problems are forund to be accident-related or permanent and auto insurance refuses coverage and it is an mva, and attorney can help. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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