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Suggest medication for back pain

My daughter had an induced labor 10 days early due to signs of preeclampsia. She arrived complaing of lowere back pain upon arrival. She was given an epidural which went well with no complications after 45 pushing and some tearing but with healthy delivery of 7lb. 11oz boy- but when it wore off post delivery, she again complained of lower back pain- after home from hospital - pain has worsened with pain behind knee and above buttocks. OB examined her and found definite weakness in left leg. He sent her for an ultrsound to rule out DVT which was negative and referred her for physical therapy appt. next week. She is having trouble walking. Is this the right step to take?
Mon, 31 Aug 2015
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Thank You for contacting HCM.

Yes it takes a while to recover completely. Epidural can sometimes effects the nerves which in return causes pain. Following measures will reducing the pain:

- take adequate rest
- avoid lifting heavy weight
- naproxen thrice a day for 5 days
- take hot water in a rubber bottle and place it at the site of pain. it will give soothing effect
- sweets like chocolate helps in reducing the pain as well.
- physiotherapy will also help in improving the the severity.

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Wishing you good health.
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