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BACK PAIN/EPIDURAL

I HAVE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF BACK PAIN LATELY.  I HAD AN EPIDURAL 2 MONTHS AGO AND IT STILL HURTS WHERE THE NEEDLE WENT IN.  I TOLD MY OBGYN AND SHE SAID THAT SHE HAD BACK PAIN AND IT WAS FROM WHERE HER STOMACH MUSCLES WEREN'T STRONG ENOUGH WHEN SHE GOT PREGNANT AND HOW YOUR BACK WILL HURT FROM CARRYING ALL THAT WEIGHT WHEN PREGNANT.  WELL, I HAVE BEEN WORKING OUT EVER SINCE SHE WAS 2 WEEKS OLD.  I STARTED SLOWLY AND THEN AM WORKING MY WAY UP.  IT HURTS TO ARCH MY BACK AND HURTS TO TOUCH AS WELL.  IT HURTS ALONG THE SPINE NOT ON THE RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE.  SOME PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME THAT THEIR BACK STILL HURTS FROM THE EPIDURAL THAT THEY HAD YEARS AGO.  ON THE PAMPLET THAT I GOT FROM MY DOCTOR THAT GAVE THE EPIDURAL IT SAYS THAT MY BACK SHOULDN'T HURT MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER GIVING BIRTH.  I JUST FOUND IT TODAY.  SHOULD I CALL OR IS IT NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.  THE PAIN IS LIKE A 7 ON A SCALE 1-10.  I JUST DON'T WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING...YOU KNOW.
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if you are in enough pain to question it, then it is never anything to not make a big deal over. You know your body better than anyone and you are the only one who knows how you feel. Call your dr and ask if he/she doesn't help you then call the hospital and demand to speak to the one that gave you the epidural.
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WOW, I read this post and thought I had written it.  I gave birth to my 2nd daughter 12/2004.  The dr who administered my epi had to do it five times because he couldn't get it together.  I have complained to my OBGYN and she just wrote it down in my chart and nothing more.  My pain occurs mostly when I pick up my kids or if I lay on my back at night, the next morning it kills me to get out of bed.  Also it is intensified 10x's around ovulation and mentral cycle.    

My suggestion because its only been a couple of months.  Go see a chiropracter and get a work up.  Then if you feel you need to do something about it you have the chiropracters eval.  

Unfortunately, Its too late for me and I can only take IBprofin.
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When I say it is around a 7 I mean it.  It usually ranges from a 5 to a 7.  Sometimes it makes it hard to do anything and sometimes it makes it hard to breathe.  I have always had a bad back.  I have been to chiropractors several times and I have done exercises to strengthen my back and it has never hurt this bad, so I know it isn't just from having a baby.  It hurts right at the point where the epidural went in on my spine.  I have told my obgyn twice and she also just writes it down and then just kind of blows it off.  I am going to call the doc tomorrow...I didn't have time today, b/c I had to worry about my results from my colposcopy.  It hurts when I bend over and backwards.  It hurts at night when I go to bed and when I wake up in the mornings.  I have worked out for years and just recently got back into it and I have started to work out my back just a little at a time to strengthen it and it isn't working.  So something isn't quite right.
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I agree with who dis.   If your pain was really a 7 you wouldn't be able to function with normal activities.  I have 5 bulging disc in my neck and upper back due to a car accident.  At worst my pain was an 8.  I couldn't get out of bed at that point.   It improved a little, I rated it a 5 because I was able to walk and take care of daily needs for myself and family even though I was in pain.  I ended up with cervical facet injections and the surgeon who performed them said it would be the worst pain I've ever experienced.   Alot of people will pass out from the pain.  It was painful but not worse than the pain I experienced daily.  He said I must have a very high tolerence for pain.
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Finally someone who understands where I am coming from.  My doctor just wrote it down too and didn't do much about it.  I am going to call the doc tomorrow and see what he says about it.  I will try the chiropractor thing again when I get a chance.  I am having to worry about my colposcopy results right now.  Mine hurts when I pick my DD up and at night and also kills to get out of the bed in the morning.  Is this something we have to live with the rest of our lives?  It crazy...us women go through a lot in life thats for sure:)  Thanks again for the advice!
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i totally understand where you are coming from...i had my first baby ten months ago when i was 18..after eleven hours of hard and heavy labor i took the epidural...now i suffer from SEVERE knee,leg,hip,and back pain...i would rate my pain as a 9....i am 19 years old now and i literally feel like i am an 80 year old woman....its so hard to walk,sit up, and even move..it makes it harder when im lugging my son around on my hip....i would highly suggest to anyone who is having a baby to not have the epidural....the pain i am suffering through right now was not worth having the epidural.
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Man these blogs remind me of ME ha..It hurts right where the injection was and it almost feels like a bruise on my spine and kinda away from my spine juss to the left and right nnot even an inch..its really starting to scare me..when i sit back on a hard chair its like Im pressing on a bruise right where he gave my epidural and it really hurts..any advice..im only 19 its been over a year since i gave birth to my lil grl!!! dont know what i should do..I wanted a MRI at the emergency room but i got  rejected unless i was dying orr they seen blood hmmm craziinesss.
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I had two children, both with epidurals. My youngest child is 8 years old and I suffer from severe back pain on a daily basis. I can still feel that epidural in my spine sometimes. I can't even stand in front of the sink and do dishes i am in so much pain. My doctor has basically told me that it's too late, and there is nothing that can be done about it and that I will live with back pain for the rest of my life. This really ***** because I am only 30 years old and I can't do anything anymore. I have to get my children to carry the groceries in for me. I feel like I'm 90 years old. If anyone knows of anything that can be done about the pain..please suggest. Thanks.
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