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Could it happen that a pinched nerve in the back cause constipation?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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