Anyone know anything at all about giving birth with a broken back???

So, went to physio today, as suspected the amount of pain I'm getting is coming from spinal injury from when was 19. Was surprised as most the discomfort at moment in my pelvis that she could do a fair bit of work on it, making me feel even more sore afterwards, but I can move again which is a bonus! Got a tubigrip thing to try, treating a bit like pgp and a bit like sciatica, but is neither. There's something in the right hand side of my pelvic joint which the pregnancy has brought out, probably from the original injury to my back. Seems did a lot more damage than just a vertebrae fracture and damaged disc, but until the baby's born they can't investigate to much as will make worse. Did offer crutches and I'm regretting turning them down, I can walk, it just hurts Got exercises in mean time and getting a gym ball. Still did say see how I got on for the next week and if need them will get them at next appointment. Anyways the joint isn't moving. the ligaments have relaxed like they're supposed too but the joint isn't working and when the physio pushed against it completely solid and agonizingly painful! Has very limited movement and every move does make is sore because the muscles are having to work super hard to try and move it.

They can hopefully help manage pain for these last few weeks, BUT no one I've spoken to so far seem to be able to answer whether and how this will affect labour. Looked into some positions that might help but would be really reassuring if someone in the nhs could tell me what else can do to make my baby's entry into the world as easy as possible! They've all just said not sure. Has anyone experienced an injury that's caused problems or know anything about what can help? (other than a tens machine)

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  • Sounds Like u really need discuss this with ur consultant... my consultant spoke to a bowel Dr cos id had bowelsurgery and had a mesh put in and she was concerned about me pushing but he said I'd be fine so maybe ur consultant needs to speak to an orthopedic consultant. .. maybe a section would be a better option for u x

  • Thank you. I think need to speak to consultant to, but just keep being handed between everyone else. Only thing can say not liking with nhs. Whilst they've been brilliant checking everything over, not getting to speak to consultant. seeing midwife thurs so may demand it. am worried if there is no give in one side of pelvis there wont be room for the baby to pass :/ supposed to have seen anaesthetist too and that not happened either so going to be demanding rather than asking I think x

  • Thank you. I think need to speak to consultant to, but just keep being handed between everyone else. Only thing can say not liking with nhs. Whilst they've been brilliant checking everything over, not getting to speak to consultant. seeing midwife thurs so may demand it. am worried if there is no give in one side of pelvis there wont be room for the baby to pass :/ supposed to have seen anaesthetist too and that not happened either so going to be demanding rather than asking I think x

  • I agree with the comments above. This is a question for a musculoskeletal expert like an orthopaedist/osteopath or a rheumatologist. Try to ask for a referral from your GP of midwife.

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