Chapter 17. Epidural Analgesia and Back Pain

  1. Stephen H. Halpern1 and
  2. M. Joanne Douglas2
  1. Terrance W. Breen

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch17

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

How to Cite

Breen, T. W. (2005) Epidural Analgesia and Back Pain, in Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia (eds S. H. Halpern and M. J. Douglas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Obstetrical Anaesthesia, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, University of British Columbia and British Columbia's Women's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917348

Online ISBN: 9780470988343



  • epidural anesthesia;
  • low back pain;
  • prevalence;
  • epidural analgesia;
  • sciatic pain


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Low back pain after epidural analgesia and anesthesia

  • Prospective cohort studies

  • Randomized controlled trials

  • Conclusions