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I have been having back trouble. what can I do to make this stop ?

alright my question is,i have been having back trouble it all started when i had my baby after i got my epidural the next day it started hurting.i didnt think any thing of it.but till this day its still hurting i can not stand up straight half the time And right now the pain 1-10 is a 10. its throbbing with shooting pain. what can i do to make this stop?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Mar 2010
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
Back pain 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 and ibuprofen 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
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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Hi... If the pain is severe, what are you doing sitting at home.. If you do not want to consult a doctor, good bed rest and analgesics such as brufen or others may be tried.. But my advice is to see a doctor as soon as possible..

Answered: Sun, 14 Mar 2010
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