Believe me! This is not something I usually chat about and I'm sorry if you're eating at the moment. But I'm just wondering if any of you have more intense back pain when you need to pass a motion, or is it just me?
For me personally, it doesn't seem to matter if I'm constipated, got the runs or am totally normal - my lower back is always so much more painful when I need to evacuate (Oh, I do hate that expression, I'm sorry!). Today it's particularly uncomfortable with added 'twinges' for good measure and I just do not understand it. Also, this increased pain can last for a whole WEEK if it's around the time of the dreaded monthly cycle.
The pain medications I've tried over the years (and am on now) have caused constipation as a side-effect and I'm aware of that, but even if I take something to help, I still get increased lower back pain just the same. It's very strange as nothing seems to help with this particular problem.
I'd be very interested to know if you, or someone you know, has experienced more intense back pain for the same reasons? Has anyone explained to you why it happens? or what can be done to alleviate it? My local GP could not explain, but I'm sure I can't be the only one with this problem??? I do have other back issues going on, but this is something that puzzles me at the moment.
I'd especially like to read the comments from the ladies of course, but if any guys think they have an answer too, then please feel free to chip in. Thanks guys/girls!!!
2 x Microdiscectomy 2005 / PLIFusion 2-level 2010 / revision surgery 2011 / NEVRO Senza spinal cord stimulator implanted February 2013. I WILL NOT GIVE IN / UP !!