Ladies, Ladies, Ladies.
I am so in need of some help and opinions here. What I am looking for, specifically, are those of you who have had a natural birth or c-section with an epidural or a spinal, and have subsequently been left with terrible back problems.
With my first c-section, which was an emergency c-section, I had zero problems with back recovery from both the epidural and the spinal. But my scheduled c-section was a nightmare in that regard. The resident could not, for the life of her, get my spinal inserted correctly. She kept getting it into the tendons on the side of my spine instead. After five separate attempts, the attending had to step in and insert the spinal, and even HE had problems with it. And ever since then, I have had almost crippling back pain.
Now that I am going back to work, I have discovered that just a few hours on my feet without rest leaves me in such terrible pain I want to cry. And I have no clue what I can do for it. I cannot afford massages, nor physical therapy. My husband does do adjustments on my back, but it’s fairly rough going.
At this point I am considering asking my doctor for some cortisone shots until something better can be done.
So, for those of you who have had back problems from epidurals or spinals, what courses of action have you taken to alleviate the terrible pain? I could use all the help I could get, but do keep in mind that I am currently three months pregnant.
Thank you so much for the input ladies, I appreciate it!