A 36-year-old member asked:
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could it happen that a pinched nerve in the back cause constipation?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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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Dr. Julia Sanchez
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No: Constipation is not a cause of 'pinched nerves'. Probably two unrelated problems.
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Pinched nerve: Please ask your doctor about getting physical therapy. Also ask about an anti-inflammatory over the counter medication. Peace and good health.
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