is very common after having a baby. The ligaments supporting your back will have become softer and less able to support your back. Epidurals do not cause backache or any damage to the back.
To help your p[ain, you could try a number of measures.
Simple pain-killers such as paracetamol
may help. Hot and cold compresses to the area. Keep active with low impact exercise such as walking, swimming or cycling. Your physio may be able to help you with strengthening muscles for your core muscles. A muscle relaxant
such as diazepam
may help if muscle spasm is preventing you from straighteningup.
Dr K A Pottinger