Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Pregnancy after spin fusion please help

I had a spinal fusion 2 discs in my lower back I think it was l4l5 in 2012 have 2 screws and rods I am now 16 weeks pregnant and the back pain is getting worse and worse I can't even stand much. Anymore with being in unbearable pain I really don't know what to do I can't see pain management as I moved and they don't take my instance over here and I don't think my ob really understand although I'm going to see them tomorrow any advice? What should I do I cry in pain every day and night I can't even sleep anymore


  • You could start with your Primary Care Physician and then go from there.
    Progressive DDD
    Chronic S1 Radiculopathy
    Discectomy L5-S1 2002
    Discectomy, Laminotomy/Foraminotomy L3-S1 January 2014
    Bilateral SI Joint Fusion and 2 level spinal Fusion October 2014
  • especially since you are pregnant, you want your ob to be kept in the loop as far as treatment , options, medications that may or may not be safe for you and your unborn baby.
  • Many women with no previous back problems experience a lot of pain while pregnant. Your OB should know of specialists in your area.

    While pregnant I found a fantastic massage therapist. She specialized in pregnancy & had lots of experience with chronic spine pain. I've never had a massage from a 'normal' therapist that even begins to compare. She was a life saver, I don't know how I would of got through my pregnancy without her.
    I was taught some basic yoga routines, again by a specialist trainer. She studied my MRI & was sure not to agrivate rather than reduce my pain. I found visualization, meditation & airomatherapy useful. Please remember to run massage oils past your OB just to make sure they're safe.

    I'm not going to lie & say it was easy but I managed to get through my pregnancy with few problems & gave birth to a full-term, perfectly healthy little girl. Chronic pain can be very stressful for both you & your baby. If your OB doesn't understand this & is unable to help you please find one who does. My OB was invaluable to me. You need to take the best possible care of yourself & lack of sleep & unmanaged pain is not good. Your doc should be helping you with this.

    There are some other Mums here who have shared your experience. Please keep chatting & we will support you the best we can. I'm sorry that you're suffering & clearly stressed. There's lots of help available out there. It will get better ;-)
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
Sign In or Register to comment.