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Cervical degenerative disc disease

Started by bkvfuller on 03/16/2017 7:20pm

I was diagnosed with Cervical DDD over 30 years ago. Recently I am having problems with bowel incontinence. Could this be related to my cervical DDD? Any information would be appreciated.

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Hi - it's my understanding that bowel incontinence can be a symptom of DDD in the lumbar area of the spine. I have DDD in my cervical spine and had a fusion two years ago, so it wasn't a surprise when I began having pain and muscle spasms in my butt and legs which are caused by DDD in my lumbar region. There's a lot of info on this site about it. Click on Conditions at the top of this page for more! I hope you check with your doctor, too. An MRI would give you the best view of what is going on. Best wishes as you deal with these issues! Please let us know how it all works out for you!

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I found an article here that might be helpful to you, you can find it by putting this in the search box: Degenerative disc disease and low back pain

Hope it helps!

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Hi, bkvfuller--thank you for sharing your post. If you're having bowel incontinence, that may mean nerves in your low back are being compressed. We encourage you to see a doctor as soon as possible to understand more about the root cause of the issue and get you some relief. We wish you the very best of luck!

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