A 36-year-old member asked:
could it happen that a pinched nerve in the back cause constipation?
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Dr. Douglas Linville II answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Constipation: Pinched nerves in lumbar spine will cause either back pain, or shooting pains/numbness/weakness down the leg. Constipation would result from inactivity, or medications like narcotics, ssri/antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or neuropathic pain meds.
Answered on May 22, 2018
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