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Can lumbar punctures cause lower back pain ?

can having reapeated lumbar punctures a few years ago be the cause of the bad lower back pain and stiffness i exprience now, i remeber wen i had a c-section last year they couldn t get the needle in for a epidural and asked if i had ever had trouble with the bottom of my spine, and then my nerologist said any further lp s wud be dne under x-ray guidance dont know if this is any significance, the pain i am expriencing in my lower back is like a really dull ache and feels heavy if tht make sense! its uncomfortable even when i sit down first thing on a morning its worse i cant even bend down to dress properly it even wakes me in the middle of the night so i bought a new mattress still no better, the pain will subside for a few days then come back could anyone shed any light on this please as my doc dismiss it everytime i mention it thanks
Asked On : Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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  User's Response
Hi Terri, Lisa again I forgot something having a strong core(abs) and glutes and tone hamstrings or at least stretch them on a regular basis. It's hard if your not active but if helps make you feel better, it's something to think about or make it apart of your lifestyle. I was told by a therapist that if you have loss of bladder control or nerve damage then you should consider back surgery. I don't know the severity of your back pain.

Hope you feel better.
Answered: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
  User's Response
Therapy, heating pads. Inflammation in the back is probably causing the pain. You have to treat the inflammation first. Besides prescription medicine like motrin, muscle relaxers and gabapentin(nerve pain medicine), I tried everything for relief. I don't like taking prescription medicine all the time or long term because of the side affects. I also received a few facet injection and nerve blocks. I currently have a bulging disk between lumbar 4 and 5. I have experienced leg pain where it was hard to walk when i got out of the bed. I elevelated my legs like i was taught in therapy. I still hurt. It was the inflammation. I now sleep in my rocker recliner since August. Im afraid to sleep in the bed because I think the pain will come back. They have chairs for your back too. Expensive. I did Inversion Table therapy. I bought that. Research the Healthy Back Institute Information Website. They have good information. I purchased an informable book from them and supplements called Heal-N-Soothe. They are natural with enzymes, something are body needs and amino acids. Your diet is important plus plenty of water is essential for back health. Try pool therapy or especially aqua therapy because the pool is heated like a bathtub. Im currently taking a product I saw on an Informercial call Nopelea which is juice from a cactus plant. It's sweet. I have brochures on that. The bottle is about $49.00 but it doesn't cover the whole month. I have been taking about oz for about 4 months. Does it work I am not sure but I haven't had severe pain in months. You can locate them on the web also. Like I said before nutrition, being stress free and being active is important like stretching. You can find books, pamplets at the doctor on that and website. Ask your doctor about therapy. Surgery is your last result. Even people who have surgery still suffer from back pain. Get massages, heat, ice, pool therapy and never sleep on your stomach. Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees yes it will move why you sleep. On your back you should put pillow under your legs beneath your knees.
Answered: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
For lower back pain you must consult an orthopaedician as it might be due to osteoporosis or disc prolapse.It is rarely due to repeated lumbar punctures.Still try hot fomentation and muscle relaxants to have relief meanwhile.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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