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Brief history. Had 2 children, both born with an epidural. First epidural in 1991 was no problem but the second in 1994 when administered pain shot through my back and into my right hip. Birth went well though felt discomfort in my hip. After the epidural was taken out I was still completely numb 8 hours later ....... finally wore off though.
Anyway ........ over the years I've suffered with daily back pain and occasionally have 'put my back out'. I cannot lay on my tummy as arching my back for a while causes great discomfort and ceases up.
I teach dance which causes me lots of issues. Sometimes when practicing slow movements my lower back ceases up and I can't bend, let alone put socks back on. It feels like I have a broom handle stuffed up my spine which prevents movement and is incredibly painful in the lower / mid back. I'm assuming this is due to arching the back, though even as trained teacher and know the safety in dance practice / posture, this still causes issues. This usually wears off after about 30-60 mins.
I vary my exercise a lot and do yoga 3 times a week which helps with my flexibility, and back in particular, though have developed a right hip problem (jams then crunches)?? I've had countless doctors visits, had physio and have special exercises to do, visited a chiropractioner for years and had acupuncture many times too.
The problem has never gone away and I notice I have a tender patch midway up my spine when pressed.
I've never been offered an MRI, scan or x-ray of any sorts. I've always sworn it was due to the epidural given 23 years ago.
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