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Can Back Problems Cause Constipation
Yes: Usually lower back in the lumbar region as a rectum full of hard stool pulls on the supporting ligaments of the rectum that are attached to the lower back. Of course many other things can cause back pain as well, so best to be evaluated by your doctor or a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pregnancy is well known to increase back problems it may be as simple as more strain on the low back because of the increased weigh and because of the change in posture. Many of the ligaments around the uterus are attached to the anterior lumbar spine thus putting additional stress on it. There are some women who develop herniated discs with radiating pain down the leg(s) but this is unusual. ...Read more
Back pain: Generally no. Extreme injury neurologically can cause muscular dysfunction but would be obvious. Gas is generally produced by bacteria acting on in digested or partially digested food stuffs. The treatment for back pain including opioid pain medication could alter bowel function with constipation and flatulence. ...Read more
Back pain : Yes gastric reflux can cause back pain when the acid from the stomach irritates the esophogeal lining or heart burn. You need to see your doctor to discuss the best way to solve this problem. A lot of times its life style changes of foods and stress that will help. Otherwise medications can help. ...Read more
Headaches/Neck probs: Soreness in this region could suggest muscle strain or tension headache. Any problem causing muscle tension may create headache. Greater occipital neuralgia can also be a cause. Maybe see a neurologist and be evaluated. If all clear, then pursue cervical treatment. Robin mckenzie book "treat your own neck" is $8.32 online, otc meds, injections if all else fails. ...Read more
Rarely: Very serious back problems often seen in people who have had multiple surgeries and have a lot of scar tissue causing nerve compression will have genitorurinary problems but this is not usually the case in most men with back pain. See a urologist and have a work-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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