Long term backache after childbirth

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.755a (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:755

Potential confounding by obstetric malposition was not considered

  1. Imogen F D Stephens, Registrar in public health medicine
  1. Argyll and Clyde Health Board, Paisley PA2 7BN

    EDITOR,—Epidural analgesia forms an important part of the clinical management of labour. Robin Russell and colleagues' study showing a lack of association between epidural analgesia during labour and the development of new backache after childbirth should prove reassuring to clinicians and prospective parents alike.1

    The authors do not, however, seem to have considered …

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