Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.755c (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:755
  1. Robin Russell, Senior registrar,
  2. Felicity Reynolds, Professor of obstetric anaesthesia
  1. Department of Anaesthesia, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 4HU

    EDITOR,—Imogen F D Stephens points out that, though we did not show an association between epidural analgesia and long term backache, we overlooked a mechanism by which a relation might exist. Although occipitoposterior presentation may produce back pain in labour, no association with long term postpartum backache has been reported. Moreover, were malposition a …

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