Nowadays, painless childbirth is in full swing, and more than 30% of mothers in some hospitals have adopted painless childbirth when giving birth smoothly.
However, such a safe and reliable analgesic technology recognized at home and abroad still encountered many doubts.
For example, many parturients and their families are particularly concerned about a problem-will anesthesia for painless childbirth cause postpartum lumbago?
Anesthesia King can definitely tell you:
Painless childbirth will not cause chronic lumbago after delivery.
Is what painless in childbirth?
Painless labor is also called [labor analgesia], which refers to the use of some analgesic method to eliminate severe pain during labor, or to reduce the pain during labor to a minimum. It is a simple, easy, safe and reliable technology.
In 1847, researchers performed painless childbirth with chloroform for the first time. In 1938 in the United States, [intraspinal block technology] was used for labor analgesia. This is also a widely used method now, which is commonly known as [an injection on the back].
Is painless childbirth safe? Is it really completely painless? If you are still worried, take a look here to relieve your doubts.
Spinal hemp, spinal hemp, how can not hurt the waist?
Labor analgesia usually uses [combined spinal epidural analgesia] or [continuous epidural analgesia], which is combined with patient-controlled analgesia. One of the main operations is [epidural puncture].
Whether it is [combined spinal and epidural analgesia] or [continuous epidural analgesia], the injection (our doctor calls [epidural puncture]) is located in the lumbar segment.
The needle used for [epidural anesthesia puncture] is obviously thicker than the general one, and the depth of needle insertion is not shallow.
The place where the anesthesia needle enters is not the common muscle or blood vessel, but the [epidural space], and after the needle arrives, another thin catheter should be put into it.
Seeing these three characteristics, the average person will inevitably attribute postpartum lumbago to labor analgesia-because all operations seem to [hurt the waist].
However, now is the era of evidence-based medicine, everything must pay attention to scientific evidence, not [by feeling].
To speak of evidence in all things is not to hurt the waist!
This is not true. Many relevant research evidences at home and abroad show that:
The specific operations of labor analgesia will not increase the probability of chronic lumbago after the parturient gives birth to the baby.
At the same time, more clinical reports show that epidural anesthesia generally does not affect the average time that parturients need to give birth to babies, nor does it increase the probability of changing to caesarean section or using obstetric forceps, aspirators and other midwifery instruments during normal labor.
This further eliminates the so-called [harm] of [this needle].
In fact, epidural needle insertion is not only not a factor causing postpartum chronic lumbago, but also one of the conventional and effective methods to treat chronic lumbago through epidural needle insertion for nerve sealing.
What is the reason for the lumbago of the parturient?
First of all, we would like to talk about the epidural puncture just mentioned.
I believe everyone has been vaccinated or has gone to the clinic for injections, and the same is true for epidural puncture. Some patients’ puncture points may suffer dull pain for several days, with mild pain and will soon disappear.
For those women who suffer from low back pain for months or even years, it is due to:
In October of pregnancy, weight gain and center of gravity change will inevitably lead to changes in various postures and increase the burden on the waist.
Bend over to hold the child or nurse, keep the same posture and be too tired, which makes the waist muscles unable to relax for a long time.
Changes in hormone levels in the body during pregnancy, in order to ensure the smooth delivery of the fetus, the pelvis and sacroiliac joints are extended, and the related ligaments gradually relax, even exceeding the physiological range, causing uncoordinated activities of the parturient, imbalance of the tension of the surrounding muscles and fascia, and possible occurrence of surrounding muscle tension, spasm or inflammation and adhesion of fascia, causing lumbago.
Due to abdominal muscle weakness, the uterus is difficult to reset for a period of time, and even uterine prolapse occurs, causing lumbago.
Lumbago is more serious, how to solve it?
We can deal with lumbago from two aspects.
As the saying goes, everything is done in advance, but without advance… lumbago may occur.
- During pregnancy, eat reasonably and don’t overdo it, so as not to increase the burden on the waist excessively. Pay attention to rest, do not try to be brave, but do some activities to prevent lumbago. No matter standing, sitting, walking and sleeping, choose a posture with low pressure on the waist as much as possible, and hide high heels first.
Still want more rest, still want to reduce bending down, still want…
- Supplement more calcium: Drink milk and eat shrimps and what, and supplement calcium for yourself and your children at the same time. In addition, remember to bask in the sun and take some selfies of your children and yourself. Don’t get moldy (yes, a proper hug of sunshine is conducive to calcium absorption); Use physical therapy: You can also choose to carry out appropriate rehabilitation physical therapy and massage the waist, legs, etc. Have you finally found a reason to do massage if you have nothing to do? Well, promote blood circulation and improve all kinds of waist soreness and backache.
What? After trying many methods, the pain was still severe and lasted for a month or two?
Don’t wait, go to see a doctor as soon as possible!