What could be the reason for my back pain after three months of delivery?

Q. I have severe back pain. What could be the reason?

Answered by
Dr. Nagaraj
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 02, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 17, 2023

Hello doctor,

It has been three months since my delivery, but I still have a severe back pain. The doctor told me there could be an infection in the uterus. So, I took tablets for it, but I did not recover. Is there any other reason for having a back pain after delivery?



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You missed mentioning if it was a normal vaginal delivery or a cesarean section. If it was a normal delivery, there is a remote possibility that the retained products within the uterus lead to an infection, in which case they have to be removed. Nowadays, this complication is very rare. If it was a C-section, let me know the indication for the same. If it was a big baby, there is a possibility that the stretching of the pelvic floor muscles gave rise to post-delivery pain, which will resolve over a period of time. The backache could be due to an improper administration of spinal anesthesia. It could also be something related to your spine, a cause unrelated to your delivery, in which case, you will require further investigations.

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