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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19-03-2012 17:14 #1
Slipped disc and labour
19-03-2012 17:15 #2-
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I'd consider seeing a chiropractor if I were you. That's an option, isn't it?
19-03-2012 17:37 #3
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..
19-03-2012 21:45 #4
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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19-03-2012 23:07 #5
20-03-2012 06:56 #6
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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