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MRI showing a fracture in sacrum below lumbar spine. Was on epidural during the fall. Back and leg pain, loss of sensation after child birth

my name is Amber, i gave birth in September and the epidural was left in my back for over 24 hours. i found it the next day. while epidural was n my back the nurses dropped me on the floor coming back from bathroom. about 4 days later a spinal tap was done also. i now have a MRI showing a fracture in my sacrum below my lumbar spine .. since delivery i have had back pain and leg pain. i have lots of pain in my knee as well, it is very hard to bend or straighten my legs and have loss of sensation in legs also..
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Spine Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for asking the question.

Back pain can occur after delivery due to laxity in the muscles and ligament. And it usually gets relieved by 3 months with toning up the muscles.

But ur history of fall and a spinal tap points to something different. Does ur MRI states only fracture or anything else also. Fracture can be due to fall or rarely a stress fracture of sacrum. The exact localisation is important to tell the cause and plan treatment accordingly.

I would recommend u to see your doctor(spine Surgeon) who will examine you, see ur scans; and will then be able to advise u appropriately. Arrange for an appointment at the earliest.

U can contact me in case u need any further details.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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