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“Hi I have a question gorgeous you, I’m just wondering how many mums who have had epidurals experience back pain after it. I had my second child two months ago and the pain is near on unbearable. Has anyone else experienced this and what do they suggest for pain? Thanks in advance”

Posted by Taz, 18/5/2013

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  • Oh yes, i think it is normal!


  • Best bet is to consult your doctor, epidurals have come a long way but are still not an exact science, nerves can be damaged


  • Because of my back issues I was not allowed to have an epidural, I was also told they were risky and you could end up paralysed. That is what my doctor told me, so I didn’t have one with my first child and there was no time for pain relief with my second.


  • I did for a little while but it go away.


  • Some do and some don’t experience back pain after it, I wonder if it was done well enough in the first place.


  • How did you go? Did you see a doctor about it?


  • I would be seeing a dr for this as I didn’t have any pain and mine broke off then they did a Spinal block which didn’t work so ga last used


  • Yes with my first it was terrible, lasted over 12 months, I used panadol but you couldn’t even touch that spot on my back and even now it gives me a horrible feeling. Believe it or not I tried Bowen Therapy and after 18 months of not being able to walk far or bend down easily I walked out of the room and bent down to pat the cat and wow. I still have trouble standing for long periods of time especially in the same spot but it is manageable.


  • I hope you found the answers you were looking for. Could be a good idea to talk to your doctor too


  • How are you going now :)


  • what was the outcome Hope everything went well for you


  • I had no problems after epidural. Sorry to hear u hv


  • I had one for my first 2 babies and I had no pain. See your doctor.


  • I haven’t had an epi but from those around me who have I know that a lot of them complain about this for months afterwards. but check with your gp about it just to make sure it isn’t anything more sinister


  • I had a epidural with my first, had the second and third without. I still 3 years after having him know the exact place it went it, but they messed mine up took them several tries and wrong size needle.


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