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How Do Lumbar Disc Herniations Cause Bladder Retention
Nerve impingement: If a disc herniation is severe enough, it can lead to neurologic issues because of nerve compressions. Therefore, a disc hernation can potentially lead to pain, change in bowel function, and change in bladder function - including urinary retention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Cauda Equina : Syndrome when a disc in the lumbar region herniates and compresses the sac of nerves known as the thecal sac or even the end of the spinal cord known as the conus with enough pressure to cause the bladder not to function usually associated with numbness in the region where you would sit on a horse's saddle-saddle anesthesia. This is a true emergency and needs immediate evaluation and surgery. ...Read more
I have l3-4 spinal stenosis and left para central herniation. Would pressure from herniation affect sphincter muscle and cause minor bowel incontinence?
How do Neurologists treat Spinal degenerative changes ARTHROSIS and Cervical Herniation and lumber bulging disc. What medications 4 very symptomatic?
Conservatively: Appropriate pain medications are usually prescribed but we try and stay away from narcotic types of meds. Physical therapy is also a popular place for neurologists to send their patients with these sorts of symptoms. If all else fails, call in the surgical guys and see what they say. ...Read more
Can cervical spondylosis n disc herniation cause lumbar spondylosis n lower back n sacrum pain? Are they related?
Does the scheuermann's disease cause disk herniation on the lumbar and kyphotic? And What does cause generally a disk herniation?
Yes: scheuermann's disease in an exagerated kyphosis. this "uneveness" in the spine will contribute to disk herniation. A disk herniation occurs when a disk loses it's water content, believed to be due to ongoing friction/trauma, it appears that some are more genetically prone to disk herniation. ...Read more
What can cause pressure/cramping in pelvic area especially after eating? Gi problems, kidney stones, fibroids, endometriosis or herniated discs
How to know if slight urine/maybe bowel incontinence is related to issues like bulging discs in neck,stenosis,tingling ,numbnes in arms,etc...?
MRI and EMG: The bottom nerves in the spinal,cord innervate the vowel and bladder. Any incomtinence should be evaluated immediately. Uro dynamic evaluations for bladder by a urologist and bowel pressure reading by a proctologist can determine significance. Reviewing MRI and EMG data from the lumbar spine area nerves can also held determine contribution from spine pathology ...Read more
Many: Treatment for symptomatic degenerative disc disease and disc herniations depends on the severity of your symptoms. If you don't have any neurologic deficit, such as weakness, numbness, or bowel/bladder incontinence, you can first try conservative therapy with stretching, strengthening, and anti-inflammatories. If these don't provide relief, you should consult with a pain doctor. ...Read more
See below: Unfortunately our backs start degenerating in our late teens. Strengthening the core abdominal muscles, and back muscles . Using proper body mechanics and lifting techniques, weight-loss regimen if necessary, avoid smoking, avoid trauma are a few recommendations. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
I have unbearable pain due to disc problems, spinal stenosis, spurs, bulging discs, little help from meds. Would tummy tuck help decrease pain?
Nope.: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are not performed to relive pain. The tummy tuck is a cosmetic operation used to smooth the belly. It removes excess skin, lower abdominal fat and tightens to abdominal muscles. It does not treat the spine or any of the symptoms you describe. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No, but: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve which is the back of the buttock and the thigh. It does not include incontinence by this definition. But, causes of sciatica include causes that interfere with the function of lower spinal cord nerves and some of these causes of sciatica could conceivably cause incontinence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Physical therapy: Disc disease with disc protrusion, collaspe, prolaspe is a radiographic finding. Often times these findings do not correlate with the symptoms. Surgery may not necessarily be the answer to the problem. The symptoms of back pain are common. The best treatment is with excercises. Physical therapy can be tremendously helpful. ...Read more
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