Hello new here...
I have been having back pain for about 4 months and about 2 weeks after the pain started I noticed i had to urinate more often and had the urge to very soon after going. I went to my primary care Dr. who thought it was my blood pressure and put me on med's. The problem continued so off to a urologist I went, exam more test and a Ct scan and nothing. I asked if this could be related to my back pain which everyone was saying was just a muscle, he said possibly. I was referred to another Dr. ( actually the wrong type he was a wrist specialist) but he ordered a MRI thinking a disc issue. He called and said he didn't think it was a disc issue but he did say I had a minimal protruding disc at L5-S1 but that couldn't be the issue because it was not compressing any nerves. Generally its only painful when I sit or bend over at certain angles like bending over the bathroom sink. I also have radiating pain down my butt to my groin and left testicle and down to my knee. From what i researched it seems that disc area is where your bladder nerves are and the timing of everything just seems to point to the back being the issue. I just don't thinks it s a Urology issue. There was also a one week period where it would feel like i was going to lose control of my bladder when i would sit down some times but that has since gone.
My questions are:
Could a protruding disc only cause pain/issues when sitting?
Do you think the disc issue is related to the urination issue? Anyone else have a similar issue?