A member asked:

I have ddd and herniation at l5 s1 and this along with bulging discs overall the lumbar spine shows on mri with urinary retention incontinence and fec?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Not sure what you are asking, but would suggest a consult with a spine surgeon, and perhaps a physiatrist also, to point directions for rehabilitation. If you have bladder complications currently, this needs immediate treatment, and perhaps a urologist may also be required. Do not delay.

Answered Dec 8, 2012


Dr. Thomas Dowling answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

The nearest emergency room now to get evaluated by a neurosurgeon or orthopaedic spine surgeon to rule out what is known as a cauda equina syndrome which is a true surgical emergency if there is nerve compression in your spine leading to your symptoms. Your outcome is critically related to how soon surgery is done in relation to when your symptoms began if there is nerve compression.

Answered Dec 11, 2012



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