12th November 2019


Can lower back pain be related to bowel problems?

Causes of lower back pain and bladder or bowel dysfunction. Lower back pain and problems with the bladder or bowel may result from spine conditions such as a disc herniation or spinal stenosis, depending on the location. Other causes may include: Tumors or lesions on the spinal cord or in the cauda equina.

Also know, what happens if you let a herniated disc go untreated?

An untreated, severe slipped disk can lead to permanent nerve damage. In very rare cases, a slipped disk can cut off nerve impulses to the cauda equina nerves in your lower back and legs. If this occurs, you may lose bowel or bladder control. Another long-term complication is known as saddle anesthesia.

Can you get paralyzed from a herniated disc?

So when a herniated disc occurs in the mid back it can be extremely serious. In severe cases, the pressure on the spinal cord can lead to paralysis below the waist. Fortunately, herniated discs are not nearly as common in the thoracic spine as in the low back or lumbar spine.

Can sciatica cause bowel and bladder problems?

Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome include low back pain, numbness and/or tingling in the buttocks and lower extremities (sciatica), weakness in the legs, and incontinence of bladder and/or bowels. This can elicit various degrees and combinations of the symptoms listed above.
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