I have a herniated L4/L5 disc and my husband was researching it and has me in a panic. When it gets worse (lots more radicular pain and tingling) I feel like I have to have bowel movement all day even though I don't. He was researching this and thinks its serious, but from what I read its only serious if you loose control of bladder and bowel function. I certainly haven't had that issue...just the feeling of needing to go all day. Should I be concerned? I have an appt coming up for an epidural steroid injection to hopefully relieve the pain, but that procedure isn't for 2 more weeks.
Thanks so much!