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To think back pain could be due to previous epidurals

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LovelyBath77 · 06/07/2017 19:41

But it is years after them? It's really weird, just this week have had really bad pain in my back in area where have had several epidurals (not just from birth but also from several abdominal surgeries). It's just in the same place. Can this happen, or am I just being daft? It's not llower back but in the spine, mid spine where they did the epidurals. I remember it took them several goes to do one (shudder)

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seventhgonickname · 06/07/2017 19:52

Most back pain of any note is muscular also epidural due have some rare side effects but these are also not back pain and happen soon after.Sorry but this is not due to epidural.Taking several goes means they took a while to find the space to place the epidural and would not mean anything adverse happened.
However I'm sorry you have back pain it comes to a lot of us.


seventhgonickname · 06/07/2017 19:54

Are you sure it's not referred pain(abdominal surgery),is there anything else going on.


LovelyBath77 · 06/07/2017 20:20

Thanks! Yes think you are right. I do have extensive adhesions (internal scar tissue) throughout the pelvis and this may be the problem, or it could just be back pain I guess. I have some amitryptilline which helps with the adhesions pain, not helping this so far. Thanks again.

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seventhgonickname · 07/07/2017 13:53

Maybe a trip to the GP.Hope you get it sorted soon.


WorshipTheGourd · 07/07/2017 14:36

I've had 5 epidurals.
3 without issue, last 2 took multiple attempts to site.
No 4 esp was an issue as they thought they'd punctured the spinal fluid?

My back pain is due to disc issues at L 4/5 and S1 but Consultant said that epidurals certainly can aggravate a dodgy back.
Only thing that helps me is Oramorph but I hate taking it.
Goodluck with it.


GoodBadOrIndifferent · 07/07/2017 14:39

It's not likely
The Royal College of Anaesthetists a few years she did a national audit and find no association between back pain and epidurals. There is however an association between pregnancy and back pain - the hormones soften your ligaments which can have a lasting effect. It's very easy too assume its the epidural (what's caused this - must be the big needle!)

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