Spinal Fusion?? This helps the spine grow in a straighter position and sometimes eases back pain. I’m new to this sub so apologies if this has been asked before. Fusing vertebrae in the neck (the top 7 vertebrae of your spine) may help ease neck and arm pain. Posted by 1 year ago. There were some, like a caudal block and a spinal. Pregnancy with a spinal fusion? These changes result in increased stress and strain on the spinal and pelvic joints in the lower back and hips. Pregnancy after spinal fusion. Due June 2020 with baby #1 … Hi I am going to be getting a thoracic spinal fusion soon [t3-t6]. It didn't go to plan, I have the screws and rods in place but my surgeon failed to fuse the bone together. I met with an anesthesiologist during my pregnancy just to hear options. Hiya - sorry only just seen your post! I'm 37. In fact, certain hormones produced during pregnancy can cause sacroiliac joint dysfunction, a condition that causes low back pain. During spinal fusion, your surgeon places bone or a bonelike material within the space between two spinal vertebrae. Spinal Fusion and Birth: In late 2009 I had a spinal fusion on the top half of my back, leaving a lower curvature in my spine. Spinal fusion is surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in your spine, eliminating motion between them. This risk increased to 55% when spinal fusion to L4 was performed. Fusion may be done through a cut in the front or the back of the neck. progress (2), onset of labor 1 day post spinal fusion, and a mother's request to have tubal ligation. SI Joint Fusion & Pregnancy. She is also collaborating with Dr. Hammill on a guidebook to pregnancy for women with disabilities. If the rod is low in the spine, an epidural will be difficult if not impossible. After my spinal fusion, I had to wait a full year for the pieces of bone that they put in the spaces to fuse around the metal and become solid. Archived. Debby25 Wed 09-Dec-15 16:55:07. Doctors do spinal fusion surgery to help kids and teens with scoliosis or other spine problems. Hey guys, So I guess I should tell you my story, I had a Spinal Fusion in January 2011 at L5/S1 as I have Spondylolisthesis. I had a spinal fusion 7 years ago after my spine almost completely severed. Pregnancy-related changes typically involve the joints and connective tissues, making them loose, pliable, and soft. Women with a history of spinal fusion for AIS fused to L3 or L4 reported a higher incidence of low BP, and CSs are more frequently required. Hey there! Increased stress: Pregnancy is an exciting and special time for many women, but it … Hello! Spinal fusion is a surgery in which two or more vertebrae in the vertebral column or back are fused or joined to treat a slew of spinal problems and diseases, which cause debilitating back pain.This surgery helps to remove bone and tissue that are narrowing the spinal canal, squeezing the spinal cord and nerves, reducing pain and improving function. That is an easier recovery than lumbar spine surgery because the lower end of the spine is bearing most of your body weight. Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by odouglass, Apr 2, 2014. odouglass Well-Known Member. I searched for resources and direction, but didn’t find much of use. There are few reports in the literature that address pregnancy, labor and delivery in this patient population. I had a bad back on occasion during the end of the first trimester when I think everything was moving about ligament wise but then it was ok. Archived. Just wondering if anyone has had this type of situation before and could please share their stories? It may also help relieve progressive paralysis caused by compression of your nerve roots or spinal cord. Has anyone experienced pregnancy with a spinal fusion. Women with a history of spinal fusion for AIS can experience pregnancy and delivery without a significant risk of perinatal complications. Having a previous joint fusion will generally not prevent a woman from successfully bringing a child to term. I spent a lot of time in the pool and was fortunate to stop working pretty early in the pregnancy.I was able to have an epidural (I had an anesthesia consult first and brought images, it depends on the provider and location of the fusion) and had a successful vaginal delivery! Obviously, I didn't have a spinal fusion, but I wouldn't immediately see a reason why you couldn't try for a natural birth if you wanted. The quality of life and sexual function were at the same level in women after scoliosis surgery than in healthy controls. A: A spinal fusion rod may cause problems with an epidural. OTOH I had a CS for my second DC for other reasons and had a spinal (not the partially ineffective epidural) - had that not worked I'd have had to have GA. Spinal Fusion: Cervical. Sacroiliac joint fusion surgery provides a lot of stability and pain relief to the patient, and the required spinal hardware will not interfere during a pregnancy term. Close. There don’t seem to be a lot of us, women with spinal fusions having babies. It took 3 months for my bone graft to begin fusing and during that time I … It went great, I recovered well and have had no problems. This animation explains what spinal fusion is and how your doctor does it. Is so please share your experience!! 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