Eva, a sciatica pain sufferer, asked a question about pregnancy and her epidural. The question of back pain during and after pregnancy is very common. "Top Ten Cures for Sciatica and Back Pain" is a best seller that helps anybody get back pain relief fast. The book is a best seller in sports medicine, but its information is definitely valuable for pregnancy back pain as well, as Eva asked below:
Back pain after the epidural?
I have had some pain in my back after having my epidural, it starts right in the spot where it was placed, and sometimes when I bend over or pick things up it sends a burning or stinging sensation down my entire spine. It wasn't bad at first, until I started working, now my back is hurting constantly I can barley even hold my daughter standing up it hurts so bad sometimes. I have talked to my doctor and he tells me don't bend over, squat. Well is some situations it isn't possible to squat. I try to stand straight, and sit straight it doesn't help. Does anyone know what I can do to reduce my pain.
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This is probably sciatica caused by your pregnancy and the epidural. That means a nerve is inflamed.
One thing that will help is a Mueller back brace. 40% of people report it immediately removes pain, and its about $20.00. Well, worth it. There are many options on this link: Braces
However, the Mueller is really good and inexpensive.