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

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Usually the epidural is given at spinal level much higher than where the slip resides.
Should not be any different for the anesthesiologist than normal.

In brief: Yes

Usually the epidural is given at spinal level much higher than where the slip resides.
Should not be any different for the anesthesiologist than normal.
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

Just let them know th level of the spondy and they can put it at the one of the other 4 levels in your low back.
They work around it.

In brief: Yes

Just let them know th level of the spondy and they can put it at the one of the other 4 levels in your low back.
They work around it.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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