Nerve compression, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and other disorders affecting the spine can interfere with the signals traveling from the legs and organs in the lower pelvic region to the brain.
If this happens, lower back pain may not be your only problem.
Keep reading to learn more about spinal stenosis and bladder problems.
Spinal Stenosis and Bladder Problems
Spinal stenosis occurs when spaces within your spine narrow, which can ultimately put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine.
Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the neck and lower back.
Some people with spinal stenosis may not have symptoms.
Others may experience tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness, and spinal stenosis can also cause dizziness.
In severe cases, spinal stenosis can cause bowel or bladder dysfunction (urinary urgency and incontinence).
Why does this happen? What’s the connection between spinal stenosis and bladder problems?
- Loss of bladder control. Nerves in the bladder send messages to your brain telling it that your bladder is full.
Then, your brain sends signals to your bladder instructing the muscles that control the release of urine to relax. Disruption of these signals can result in lower abdominal pain, bladder pain, and urinary incontinence.
- Loss of bowel control. Bowel incontinence can occur when you’re unaware that your rectum is full. If you can’t feel the sensation that you need to empty the bowel, you may pass stool without knowing it.
Sometimes, a bulge in an intervertebral disc in the lower back irritates a nerve. When this happens, bladder and/or bowel dysfunction can occur along with pain.
Except in extreme cases when surgery may be required, there are ways how to cure spinal stenosis naturally.
Non-surgical treatment for spinal stenosis generally includes physical therapy, medications, and massage therapy.
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