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Pain in spine might be caused by epidural

08/18/2009

Question:

had an epidural 7 years ago and suffer severe back pain now and then whats the cause and remedy for this

Answer:

Occasional and transient (lasting few days) back pain may occur after an epidural. However, 85% of people experience back pain during their lifetime. The most likely cause of back pain in your age group is discogenic. Evaluation by a physician who deals with back pain may be helpful to figure out the cause and design a treatment plan.

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University