Chronic long term bowel constipation AFTER spinal fusion
A member of my family suffers from chronic long-term bowel constipation for past 9 month. It is the unwanted result of aggressive spinal surgery. However, modern medicine does not have answer for us and case is very strange because surgery was long away from any nerves or structures that innervate bowel. Nobody has answer: neurologists, orthopedists, neurosurgeons, internists, etc.
Some of them say "its body reaction", some of them say "medicine has no answer to that", some of them say its nerve damage.
We have tried laxatives, all home-made or natural products like certain juices, fruits, pills, etc. Nothing can get bowel out, except going to hospital to get it out.
I have a strong feeling that this is a body reaction to aggressive surgery. Some of my friend who are world renowned surgeons have have experienced this during their career, and sometimes it takes up to 2 years for body to regenerate or to restore function.
Does anyone have similar experience?
Does anyone know about some new method or medication for this kind of problem?
Thanks in advance!