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Can a spinal anaesthesia lead to back pain?

Q: I had a beautiful baby girl a year and a half back following a caesarean as the baby was breech and having a cord around the neck. I had a spinal anesthesia. Last year I started having pain in my lower back and in the sacroiliac joint region, which radiates to my left leg. I had an MRI done, which was normal. My weight is also normal as per my age and height. Could the spinal anaesthesia be responsible for the back pain? I am 27 years old.

A:During pregnancy, certain physiological changes occur in the pelvis and in the birth canal. So there is stretching of the ligaments at the joints. After child birth it takes sometime to normalise. So one should take proper rest and should not exert too much like lifting heavy weights. Your backache is unlikely to be due to spinal anaesthesia. Since there are no associated symptoms and the MRI is normal, you don't have to worry. Consult a physiotherapist, who will advise some physical therapy, exercises and dos & donts.


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