Hi, My name is Brenda, I'm 50 years old. I have back pain which has gotten progressively worse over the last 5 to 6 years. Finally after 5 years of trying to find out exactly what is wrong and what to do about it, I have found a wonderful spine Dr. who I really believe can help me. My insurance had refused to pay for an MRI for the past 2 years although every visit to my regular Dr. I had complained about my back pain. Finally, after completing 3-1/2 weeks of PT, and a new set of regular x-rays, they approved the MRI! I went last week to review the MRI and thank god it showed the problem very clearly. The L4 vert. has slipped quite a bit onto the L5. The nerves are almost pinched off, looked exactly like an hourglass!
My question is, is feeling like you have to pee all the time a symptom of of the pinched nerve? and if so what can be done to ease the urgency before surgery since I have 2 months to wait?