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I now have lower back pain, it has been suggested this is because I had an epidural, has anyone else experienced this?


Posted by Mrs Mum, 6th May 2014


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  • Check with your obstrectian or family doctor . It could be the soreness from the needle but normally you have a followup after birth so see a GP asap if it is still sore after many weeks .


  • Tenderness which eventually dissipated – always check with your GP if concerned about back pain.


  • I did for a while but it is gone now, maybe see your doctor


  • Yeh only occasionally though. Not always


  • I would see what the doctor thinks


  • you could have some inflammation or a infection from where it went in


  • I had epidural and had back pain after that, Just notice that it’s gone now my daughter it’s nearly 4 in a few months


  • I’ve never heard of this linked to an epidural before, unless something went wrong with the epidural. I’d suggest seeing your doctor – there are an awful lot of causes of back pain.


  • Get it checked out by a doctor!


  • haven’t experienced this, maybe speak to a doctor for some tips


  • Before epidural i used to experience back pain.i got epidural exact four months ago.now also i have back pain if i bend for long time. Dont know whether it has any relation with epidural.i didn’t see any increase in my pain after epidural


  • Yes it’s quite common after an epidural. Have you tried massage or acupuncture? It might be worth a shot and hopfully you get a bit of relief.


  • I have the same problem STILL and i had an epidural nearly 7years ago now. Its horrible.


  • It is common to get back pain afterwards. I talked to a message therapist and she asked if there I had any sore spots and I do. Even to touch it can cause pain. She found a lot of woman have the same problem. Mine has eventually gotten better over time however but still sensitive from time to time. I have 2 epidurals. I had an emergency c section.


  • not the right person to answer this :( sorry… inexperienced


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