Hi there,

Looking for some advice here. I am having back and neck pain post the Epidural Blood Patch I had done 2 weeks ago.

I was injected with 120ml of blood in 6 different sites, at the beginning the lower back pain was horrendous, but it did start to somewhat improve but then in the last week it has started to increase again. I don’t have a fever, but I feel like my whole back is bruised, my neck feels so stiff and when I bend my neck forward I can feel a ‘pulling’ sensation in my low back.

I am not really sure what this is and if it is just the normal part of the recovery process. If anyone has any info or experienced this after having a Blood Patch I would like to know, THANK YOU!!!

G