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Cause of backpain during pregnancy, epidural - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi doctor
User :   I am 7 months pregnant
User :   I have seviour back pain
Doctor :   Gr8
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what can i do for that
Doctor :   When did the problem start
User :   form 4th motnh I have it
User :   When ever i stand for a long time, or work more time in kitchen, i get back pain
Doctor :   What all the measures you have4 to taken
Doctor :   to reduce the pain
User :   nothing as of now... I just apply some balms in that area
Doctor :   ok did you say it to the doctor during the antenatal visits
User :   yes.. She told it is common and asked me to go for walk
User :   But, my problem is, I dont find time to go for walk daily
User :   as I am working
Doctor :   Back pain is very common during pregnancy due to shift of centre of gravity of the body
Doctor :   and the hormones tend to lax the joints and muscles
User :   ok
Doctor :   you have to take minor precautions to avoid strain on the muscles of lower back
Doctor :   as they are quite vulnerable
User :   what is that doctor?
Doctor :   Good posture
Doctor :   Stand straight and tall
User :   oh
Doctor :   Never bend
Doctor :   to pick any object
Doctor :   sit and pick the object
Doctor :   put strain on the legs
Doctor :   Sleep on side
Doctor :   not on back
Doctor :   bend the knees while sleeping
Doctor :   Wear low heel shoes
User :   oh... ok
User :   I would like to know one more thing doctor
Doctor :   You can practive putting heat
Doctor :   you can go for massage therapy
Doctor :   try for exercises
Doctor :   and if the back pain is too hig
User :   oh ok
User :   doctor
User :   R u there?
Doctor :   with vaginal bleeding
Doctor :   see teh doctor immediately
Doctor :   You can at times take paracetmol in office
Doctor :   if you cant practive exercises
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Dont take any pain killers other than this
Doctor :   without asking the doctor
Doctor :   OK
User :   ok
User :   I would liek to know one more thing doctor
Doctor :   Yes
User :   I would liek to know about Epidural
User :   Is it harmful to do Epidural during labour
User :   ?
Doctor :   No
User :   is it safe for the baby as well?
User :   Bcz, I read that, it will reduce the BP of the mother
User :   hence it cause breathing problem for the baby
Doctor :   but this is a complication if overly dosed
Doctor :   The epidural is way to prevent pain and deliver the babuy
User :   ok
User :   Does doctors do epidural if we request for it
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Is it done in almost all the hospitals?
User :   or only few?
Doctor :   I am not sure of this
Doctor :   But any experienced Obstetrician can perform it
User :   ok
User :   So, if the dosage is normal, we will not have anyside effects due to Epidural.. right?
User :   Some of my freind were telling like, we may get seviour back pain few years after delivery
Doctor :   Again the skill of Obstetrician or the anesthetist depends here
User :   ok
User :   What is ur suggestion regards this doctor?
Doctor :   I prefer to go for Epidural as ti is considered the effective method for pain in labor
User :   oh thanks.. that is a good information for me
Doctor :   Ok bye
User :   bye.. thanks a lot for your help
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