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Pinched nerve constipation

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Constipation: Pinched nerves in lumbar spine will cause either back pain, or shooting pains/numbness/weakness down the leg. Constipation would result from inactivit... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
Pain Management 17 years experience
No: Constipation is not a cause of 'pinched nerves'. Probably two unrelated problems.
A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Pinched nerve: Please ask your doctor about getting physical therapy. Also ask about an anti-inflammatory over the counter medication. Peace and good health.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Consider these: http://www.merckmedicus.com/patient-handouts/hip-flexor-strain-exercises also think about taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen if yo... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Non-drug Tx: Right! You're wise to recognize that pain meds increase constipation. Avoid them if possible. Try dietary changes, increased core body activity/exerci... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marquart
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Yes: A nerve root at the L3 or L4 level can cause thigh pain if it is pinched. This can be due to a disc or osteophytes pinching the nerve.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Various ways.: Usuly will resolve on their own. I would recommend physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. In the event this is a mechanical proble... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Need more info: Chronologic age is not always a reliable indicator of general health. Important info not provided by your question: which nerve? Injured how? When? As... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
variable symptoms: Patients can have varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Pain and/or weaknes: In time, atrophy of the supplied muscle can occur.

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