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Cervical injury and IBS

Hello all
Is there possibly any correlation to a neck injury and IBS? Would it be something Workers Comp would recognize?

Going for a physical Saturday to verify



  • IBS as in Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
    No, I can't imagine there is any correlation between the two. Sounds like you're reaching.
  • discodaveddiscodave Posts: 3
    edited 08/26/2015 - 8:14 PM
    You have IBS and need to see if the neck injury is related?
    You have a neck injury and now have IBS like symptoms?
    or something else.....?

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,459
    edited 08/26/2015 - 8:23 PM
    I am not too sure of your question either.
    Do you take medications for your cervical issues ?...and are having gut trouble?.....that your doctor assessed as IBS?
    ...as complication of medication for your cervical issues?
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  • Hi, I suffer IBS symptoms. Have you had any investigations? I am going for a colonoscopy next month as my symptoms worsened recently, it could be the medication but docs want to investigate as it can be a sign of bowel cancer. Not trying to worry you, but it is always worth having these things investigated. You could have a reaction to medication or even a food intolerence.
  • There is a chance it can happen, because it did with me. I have autonomic dysfunction from my cord compression, and my gut is all kinds of messed up now. My first neurologist completely blew off all my symptoms (many neuros are know not to acknowledge dysautonomia), but I have a new neurologist on Tuesday that is said diagnose these issues.

    ACDF w/Corpectomy C3-6 12/8/14 ; Laminectomy C3-6  5/19/2016

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    Pain can create so many problems for our bodies. I think everyone can understand that acute pain can put us down for a short period of time. We probably have to be careful for a while until that subsides. With chronic pain, we know its always there, may or may not subside and its always on our minds

    That alone can place unnecessary stress in our lives. And with stress, many other problems can surface. Add to all of this, the medications that we may be taking to manage our chronic pain.

    So into the blender, we have Pain , Stress and Medications, mix it all together and its easy to understand the impacts that will have.

    Some people react differently to all of this. Some may keep it to themselves, others may experience more pain, because how all of that makes us more tense, which then in turn can exaggerate our condition. And still others suffer from stomach related issues. Could IBS be one of those? I do not believe that stress alone can cause IBS, but it can cause some flareups.

    But this is something that should be discussed with your doctor(s).
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
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  • Had a physical yesterday with full blood work up. Also sending me for a colonoscopy which I had 5 years ago :-(
    Also said I have an enlarged prostate which I already knew.

    Thank you to all of you with your responses
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