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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2005, 15(2): 71-74 Back to browse issues page
Frequency of low back pain after spinal anesthesia for caesarean section in Javaheri Hospital, Tehran, 2004
Hemyari H, *1, Behpoornia A
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Background: Transient low back pain is a common complaint following spinal anesthesia. Pregnancy and delivery may also contribute to low back pain due to hormonal and mechanical alterations. The present study was achieved to determine the frequency of low back pain following the caesarean section with spinal anesthesia. Meanwhile, other factors including age, weight, parity, needle thickness and number of attempts were investigated. Materials and methods: For this analytic-descriptive study, all pregnant women referring for caesarean section (with spinal anesthesia) to Javaheri Hospital during the first two seasons in 2004 were included. Low back pain was inquired 6 weeks following the operation. Results: Among 200 studied cases, 83 (46.5%) reported low back pain after caesarean section. Age, weight, parity and the type of the needle were significantly associated with low back pain, while number of attempts did not correlate with low back pain. Conclusion: Low back pain is a common complication of spinal anesthesia. Obesity, older age and frequent parity may increase the possibility of this complaint following the operation, whereas narrower needles may be associated with decreased frequency.
Keywords: Spinal anesthesia, Low back pain, Caesarean section.
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Subject: Nutrition Sciences
Received: 2006/09/6
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Hemyari H,, Behpoornia A. Frequency of low back pain after spinal anesthesia for caesarean section in Javaheri Hospital, Tehran, 2004 . MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2005; 15 (2) :71-74
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Volume 15, Issue 2 (Summer 2005) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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