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    Default Slipped disc and labour

    Just putting this here for the higher traffic.

    Has anyone here slipped a disc in their back, or done a similar injury, with only a few weeks to go before they were due? I've done this and there is. I way I could labour without an epi now. But I'm concerned they won't give me an epi of spinal if I have a bulging disc...I'm upset because that leaves only one option, the option I dislike the most.

    So has anyone done this or know someone who has? What happened?

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    I'd consider seeing a chiropractor if I were you. That's an option, isn't it?

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    I'll see my physio tomorrow. I prefer physio over chiro. Last thing my back needs is manipulation. I've had a herniated disc before, but I wasn't pregnant, and the physio was great. Unfortunately I can't take the anti-inflammatories to get the swelling around the disc down, or do the exercises as they involve laying on my tummy.

    It's so painful, I just spent the last 4 days in hospital and had to take pain killers I didn't even know we're 'safe' during pregnancy. It's really bad timing..

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    i would steer clear of chiro for slipped disc personally. i have a really long history with prolapses....
    one of the reasons i refused epidurals was because of my previous injuries.

    i went natural, used heat/water on my back and knelt up over the bedhead taking pressure off my back. you could also try a tens machine from the physio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halloweendee View Post
    i would steer clear of chiro for slipped disc personally. i have a really long history with prolapses....
    one of the reasons i refused epidurals was because of my previous injuries.

    i went natural, used heat/water on my back and knelt up over the bedhead taking pressure off my back. you could also try a tens machine from the physio.
    I'll see my physio Wednesday, so I'll ask them about the tens machine. I did some googling (stupid me) and I read that if you have a recent disc injury then labour could make it rupture...not a nice thought. I have terrible sciatica at the moment that is only being controlled with Endone and Panadiene Forte, to be honest if I'm still struggling with that I don't think I could do labour without an epi as well. I feel stuck because I desperately don't want a c-sect, but I also don't want to make the injury worse..stupid, stupid me being 36 weeks and picking up stuff off the floor without bending my knees.

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    I had a slipped disc during my pregnancy and I still got an epidural of it makes you feel any better = )
    I'd say physio would be your best option. They're a lot more gentle and can give you some gentle exercises to ease the pain. They also use the tens machine to looses up your muscles and ease the pain.


 

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