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Back pain after c section surgery, fluid leaking from spine, knee pain

I have had constant lower back pain since the delivery of my daughter 9 1/2 years ago. I was placenta previa and had an emergency c-section which required a spinal block. I jumped when it was being administered so they had to go in again with a bigger needle. The next day I had a blood patch done due to fluid leakage from my spine.The spot was tender for almost a year. Since then my lower back pain has worsened. I am also now 2 inches shorter. Over the past two years I have developed shoulder and hip pain . This prevents me from sleeping most nights. I have also been experiencing horrible knee pain when I bend them. I am only 34. This is making it hard for me to even walk. Also when I rotate my hip I heaand feel grinding. Any advice?
Asked On : Mon, 16 Apr 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
Since multiple joints are involved in your case, I seriously doubt that it is related to the delivery of your daughter. Although the low back pain may be related to a faulty posture, the first thing that we need to do is rule out an arthritis which could be involving several joints. The conditions I would like to rule out are rheumatoid arthritis, infectious arthritis and a seronegative spondyloarthropathy. I would suggest you see an orthopaedic surgeon at the earliest. We would need to run some tests and do a proper examination so that a proper cause can be found and treatment can be started.
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Answered: Mon, 16 Apr 2012
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