Severe lower back pain. Could this be from a previous epidural?

Epidurals. There are potential complications from epidural injections. My suggestion is to see a neurologist to evaluate the source of the pain and the function of the nerve roots before deciding on what caused it, and how to treat it.
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 depends on the cause of the pain. You should seek help from a pain management doctor for evaluation and treatment.

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What do I do if epidural did not work for lower back pain?

Image guidance. Epidurals don't always work, especially if you only have back pain and no leg pain. They are more likely to work when they are done with image guidance (fluoroscopy) and sometimes they have to be repeated. You may also need physical therapy and nsaids (or other pain relievers). Talk to the doctor who did your epidural. Read more...
ESI. If your esi does not help your pain physician, depending on diagnoses, will refer you for neurosurgical consultation or offer combination of pain medications and physical therapy. Read more...
Repeat it. If you have repeated it and it still has not worked, i wouldn't do it a third time. The real place to start is the diagnosis. The cause of your pain deteremines the best treatment. With the diagnosis you can google the best treatment options. Read more...

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...

Are epidural injections for lower back pain a good idea, are they successful?

Sometimes. They may have benefit for treatment of nerve compression secondary to spinal stenosis. The benefit generally lasts about 6 months if it is successful although some may get significantly longer benefit. At age 27 it is difficult to believe that they will help. What did your MRI show? Read more...
Could be. If physical therapy, non narcotic medications, exercises have failed, then a trial of epidurals could be worthwhile. They do not always work but can be very helpful at times. Read more...
A week to a year of . If pain in the back goes down one or both legs and is caused by a disk herniation, an epidural steroid injection may provide a week to a year of relief. Read more...

I'm having my 3 epidural for lower back pain within 8weeks do I run a higher risk?

Yes. Epidural spinal injections (esi) are established by research to be potentially beneficial for patients with radiating nerve pain from nerve compression. For patients with spine pain without correlating nerve symptoms, there is little scientific evidence that there is potential benefit to esi's. Therefore, esi's are not indicated for spine pain without symptomatic neurological compression. Read more...
What Risk? Depends on what risk you are speaking of... Generally there is no major risk in the long term, in the short term you could have steroid side effects, but assuming you have been ok with the past 2, you maybe ok with the 3rd one. I would be hesitant to consider anymore given the 3 in a row. As long as you have relief, i wait at least 2 months for future treatments and maybe consider surgery. Read more...

I'm having my 3rd epidural for lower back pain within 8weeks do I run a higher risk?

Epidural steroids. I assume that you mean a higher risk of complications. Each episode has a certain risk of complication. Having three episodes of a procedure puts you at the same risk 3 separate times. The 3rd injection does not carry a higher risk than the first injection. Read more...
Talk to your Dr. Your esi frequency is determined by your doctor based on your symptoms, effect of previous injections and community standards. There is nothing unusual to get 3 injections in 8-9 weeks. Talk to your doctor and he will help you with your concerns. Read more...
Not really. You can have up to 3 injections every 6 months. However the north american spine society recently released their recommendations of no more than 4 epidural injections in 6 months. Read more...

I have lower back pain. Pain feels like it is on the pain. I did have an epidural due to csection several months ago. Is it due to this? Treatments?

Common after baby. Lower back pain is common after childbirth. Your body is getting back into shape; probably your abdominal (core) muscles are still weak, and aren't supporting your back well. Start exercising or yoga to strengthen core. Very rare to have pain after epidural this long afterward. It's hard to find time to exercise when kids are small, but even a little will help. Try nsaids for pain relief. Read more...
Likely not. Pain in the back after a spinal or epidural is usually from the soft tissue and it does not last more than a few days. Most back pain during labor is actually from back strain. I am not sure if you went through labor before the c section but none the less, the epidural is an unlikely cause for prolonged pain. You will need further evaluation to determine cause and to direct treatment. Read more...
ESI & back pain. There might be no relation between your back pain the previous epidural injection. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, exercise, medications, injections.... Please see a pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. Read more...

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

Post epidural pain. Yes, it is possible to have pain after an epidural. This may continue for days to years. Anti-inflammatories daily should alleviate your discomfort. Read more...
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...