Quoting Leannah Carrasco:" All I know is epi feels real good some claim to have back problems after having it but I dont understand ... [snip!] ... or whatever im getting one I trust my dad and ob and btw I never had any back problem from recieving one and ive had two so far"
You obviously do not read what you sign then. In the consent forms it states that it can potentially cause back issues especially if you have pre existing conditions. OP, I had 3. Each of mine were for reasons unrelated to pain. I look at it this way. Some people can tough out a migraine without meds. Some cannot. Same thing, IMO. However, there are risks. With my first I was left with horrible back issues, I couldn't lay flat on my back for years, still can't for long periods of time. I did have nerve damage already though from an accident as a teen. Don't go in convinced you will not need pain meds, instead go in convinced you are giving birth, and the outcome will be just the same no matter what.