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Back Pain / Bowel Issues

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:44 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi Ive just had (3 weeks ago) a disc replacement in my neck (c6/7). I also have a curve in my lower spine and lower back issues, they cannot do an MRI for a few weeks as I am post op with my neck. Now I have bad pain in my lower spine and an xray shows a curve and they will do an MRI asap. The problem is while I wait for the MRI (another 3 weeks) I have a very sore stomach which causes dihorea type symptoms I also get quite bad groin pain. Could the upset stomach and groin pain be pinched nerves from the lower back curve & discs??



  • THANK GOD, I was not the only one who went thru this.......

    After my surgery for the first 5-8 weeks, when I had the urge to go have a bowl movement, MY GOD it would be severe groin pain....almost doubled me over it hurt so bad. I know exactly what you are saying, this is not like a "I have to go poo poo" pain....but like someone was almost digging a knife in the lower part of your groin.

    Luckily the good news I can give you is it does go away...at least it did for me.
  • I was just looking at the dermatone map and doing some reading on cervical spurs. It says that spinal cord compression/irritation in the neck can cause pain down into the groin.

    So when someone says you are a pain in the neck they really mean you are a pain in the butt - lmao
  • not sure if this is the cause.... As my surgery was Lumbar.. L4-S1. I am sure it is from inflamation though. who knows what is getting pressed on.
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