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scheduled for spondolythesis surgery found out I am pregnant

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am scheduled for disc removal L5/S1 and fusion for incredibly painful spondyliothesis and large herniated disc on Oct.1. I have had epidural steroid shots which helped a little. I still require constant pain killers and have trouble sitting or walking much.

I found out I am pregnant today.

Is it possible or adviaable to go through with the surgery? I know there are risks to the baby, but are they more then 9 months of pain killers? This was obviously a complete surprise. And I am not sure what to do.



  • All I can say is check with your OBGYN and your surgeon as soon as possible and see what they advise.
  • I have to agree with Lisa check with your Doc's
    You may be surprised and the pain might be less while being pregnant..It may sound ridiculous but I know many women that had their back pain ease up while being pregnant.
    Hugs to all Patsy
  • I found out I was pregnant right before having my MRI. I couldn't have the MRI unless it was an emergency so I waited after the baby was born. Found out I have a herniated disk pinching nerves and now I'm having another fusion in two days. My back and leg pain would come and go throughout the pregnancy and my obgyn prescribed physical therapy(that was a joke) and Tylenol with codeine for when the pain was bad. She said it was ok to take pain pills later in the pregnancy that it would just make the baby sleepy. Also my doctor highly recommended a c-section because of my back problems and everything went well. The pain did get worse many months after I had him and instead of the leg pain coming and going it stays constantly . Let us know what doc says and good luck
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