L5/S1 affecting S1 nerve - causing other probs?
3 yrs ago while bending over to do some garden work, I ended up with pain shooting down my left leg. A MRI said there was L4/L5 small disc heriation & L5/S1 moderate disc extrusion that impacted the S1 nerve root.
Some muscle relaxers and a pair of nerve block shots ended the pain until last May, when a lot of digging work in my crawlspace started giving me lower back pain again, but not the pain going down the leg.
But shortly after that I started having random episodes of frequent urination (not bladder control loss) It would come & go and the standard medicines for it didn't really help. A urologis mentioned that lower back pain can imapct that due to the nerves signals all being located around there.
I even started having problems with erectile dysfunction. Those nerves also seem to be around that area & the pills advertised on TV don't help all that much (at least not like they're advertised)
I was wondering if these problems can have their basis in nerve signals being impacted somehow by the disc problems - if anyone else has experienced things like this and if any type of back treatment alleviated the other problems.