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How do lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Adler
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: A laminectomy

This is called a cauda equina syndrome and is due to compression of the nerve tissue that can be from the disc herniation.
The surgery is a decompression of the nerve tissue usually through a laminectomy.. Surgery needs to be done emergently for chance of recovery..

In brief: A laminectomy

This is called a cauda equina syndrome and is due to compression of the nerve tissue that can be from the disc herniation.
The surgery is a decompression of the nerve tissue usually through a laminectomy.. Surgery needs to be done emergently for chance of recovery..
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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