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I had a Saddle Block with my last pregnancy some 30 yrs ...

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I had a Saddle Block with my last pregnancy some 30 yrs ago. now I find standing too long , walking too much & certain activities that involve my lower back, makes my lower back hurt so bad I can hardly stand it. My cousin who also had a Saddles Block with her first pregnancy says she has the same symtoms. Could this have been caused by the saddle block. What can I do for the excrusiating pain. Pain releivers don't help. Please advise.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


Are you a smoker?

Were any investigations like colored Doppler or MRI done?

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I used to smoke but quit a year ago. I have not had a colored doppler or an Mri.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


Saddle block anesthesia thirty years ago does not seems to be related with your problem. The problems you are experiencing seems to be because of spinal canal stenosis. Read the details here;

Another possibility is degenerative disk disease. Read the details and treatment options here;

Diagnosis of both the conditions is by MRI. The specialist concerned is physiatrist (MD in physical medicine and rehabilitation). A lumbosacral corset and physical therapy is one of the best treatment option with back care in the activities of daily living.

Dr. Arun

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