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Sacral injury causing erectile dysfunction, and incontinence

Christopher389CChristopher389 Posts: 1
edited 08/08/2015 - 9:43 PM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems
Hello, for about 2 and a half years now, I have been suffering from chronic low back pain. I have experienced sciatica and have trouble sitting, but recently it has gotten worse. About a month ago, I began experiencing erectile dysfunction that went from weak erections, to absolute inability to achieve them, and an aching sensation in my right testicle. Accompanied by this, an extreme numbness in my leg to the point where it felt as if it had fallen asleep. The numbness has since subsided. A few days later, I began having trouble urinating. I am only able to produce a very weak stream that lasts for a few seconds at most, accompanied by urine dripping afterwards. Additionally, the sensation of having a full bladder has gone away, I never feel the urge to urinate rather I simply go habitually. Bowel movements are equally challenging, and I have to strain in order to void. I've had a lumbar MRI done, which revealed a minor annular tear in my L5S1 intervertebral disc, however it is not impinging upon the spinal cord, and the neurosurgeon says that it could not be causing these symptoms. Right before the onset of this problem, I had been implementing the Mackenzie press up method vigorously, however I believe that I had been doing this improperly. Instead of keeping hips grounded, I've had them raised, and it appears that I've been instead hyperextending from the sacral area. Is it possible that these issues have arose from my sacrum, and therefore produced the described symptoms? Would it have shown such a problem on the lumbar MRI? If not, I need to know how can I diagnose nerve impingement in my sacrum, would a sacral MRI show any nerve damage that had been done? Thanks you very much, I appreciate your responses.

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