Is it possible to have nerves in your lumbar spine cause you to lose control of peeing ?
I haven't had that problem, I guess I am lucky. I have 2 fusions in the lumbar area front and back. I have read where others have had that problem but I guess it depends on which discs and nerves are being effected, so I would say yes.
Incontenence is a common side affect of lower back problems. Disc ruptures or herniations press on the sciatic nerve and affect people differently. Some get pain in the legs, inner thighs, feet, buttocks, numbness, etc...
The nerve roots send and receive messages to and from the pelvic organs and lower limbs. A possibility is Cauda equina syndrome occurs; when the nerve roots are compressed and paralyzed, cutting off sensation and movement. Nerve roots that control the function of the bladder and bowel are especially vulnerable.
I don't know your medical history or what led up to this type of problem, but recommend you explain your symptoms to a doctor who will probably do an lumbar MRI and look for some neurological problem caused by mechanical damage to either a disc or vertebra..
Yes, my husband has bouts with this. He will not wake up at night and we end up having to change sheets in the middle of the night. This is embarrassing to him. Maybe a urologist will be able to help, but I haven't been able to talk my husband into going though. There are procedures they maybe able to do to help.
It is really nice you are so understanding, I am going through a divorce because my wife doesn't want to be with anyone crippled even though we have been married 24 yrs, thing is I would have stayed with her and took care of her the rest of her life if it was the other way around. She even has the Kids convinced I'm just a lazy low life because I don't do things that I can't without getting more crippled. So my hat is off to you, your a good person.
Hi everone thank you for your help. Sorry it's taken so long. The problem is I am fused from l2-s1 and I have developed a seroma that I had drained and the next day it filled back up. It was a total of 110cc Which is 1/2cup. I then had it removed. The size was 13cm x 7.6cm x 2.5cm thick. It is the entire length of the fusion. My surgeon cut my back open and removed the pocket and put a drain in for two days, yeah well that lasted for 2 weeks. I had to keep rolled up towels in a back brace on as long as I could stand and told to do NOTHING well I just had the 3rd pocket aspirated and it has filled up again. The dr pretty much told me I am going to have to let my body just absorb it over time. If course he can't tell me how long that will be. I mean geez I went thru failed fusions and had to be rebuilt from L2 all the way down. I can take pain but this has got to the point of feeling like 500lbs of pressure on my lower body. I can't even lean forward to get the toilet paper without pain of a 10. I have the greatest hubby but I think that he is getting tired of me laying around all day. My 12'year old says I just need to let it run it's course. I love how people that have never felt back pain think it's not THAT bad. I went to the dr last week and he said give it about 3 weeks. So I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again everyone.
Oh also this was my 12th back surgery now and I'm only 32.
Is the pocket because of some kind of scar tissue, Sorry about asking I just have never heard of that. I am truly sorry to hear about what you are going through. I hope you the best, I think if I was you I would have to knock on the Dr.s door again. That seems like a lot to go through without help of some kind. You'll definately be in my prayers, actually all of us are in my prayers.
All that us stated plain out sucks...But I know u can beat this.. Add some vitamin supplements to promote healing, but always consult with ur physician b4 taking.use ur search engine on internet.. But Welcome to the site. We all try to answer questions from expeience or knowledge. I hope to read some getting better blogs, Take care,good luck on your journey. ur in my prayers. RENE :)