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nerve damage help

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
hi all new to the site , male 33 i was in seemingly good heath until i hurt my back moving a toolbox (dumb of me to move it myself a lesson well learned now) after a week of extreme pain and numbness i woke up from sleeping and heard a "pop" i lost all feeling in my butt and "saddle" area that evening i went to the e.r. i ended up having surgery they took part of my disc out L5 i believe ..that was in july ..its now december and i ..well have extreme difficulty pooping and peeing so much so i went to the urologist and have been told i need to give myself a cathader 3 times a day to avoid leakage ..so i guess my question is ..anyone else going through similar type of situation ...or maybe someone here has ..kinda looking for a little hope i guess ..its getting very frustrating as well
as putting a tube up my penis doesnt seem to be getting any easier ..help ~X(


  • Hiya >:D< Welcome To Spine Health :) Aww you poor thing you :S Do you have pain in your back still or any related pain? :''( Do you take any medication? :? Isnt there anything else they can do for you ? :? I know we all run this risk, but not clear on how bad your back has to be before it gets to this stage :? my heart goes out to you >:D< message me any time :H

    Angie :)
  • thanks i see reading ur bio ur suffering way more then what anyone should ..i dont take any meds i do not have much pain in my back anymore its very tight though i was always very flexible not so much so since the surgery , i will be going back to the urologist soon where they will be asesing the damage talk to u soon
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  • I'm so sorry you are having these problems!! I did have trouble urinating (and otherwise) on and off for a while, but it did go away. I couldn't always tell when I was finished, to be exact. That is a very serious issue, so I'm glad your doctor seems to be on top of it.

    Hang in there - I'll be praying it gets better.

  • I feel for you ouchy, I only been catherised 5 days of my life and my urethra is only 4cm long. Yours is 20cm long and you have to do it 3 times a day........there has to be a better way.
    One wise man told me of homoeopathy working wonders to repaire nerve damage from strokes so I have applied the same treatment to my healing.....I would tell you the remedy but it might be breach of therapeutic claims and stuff. You could find a homoeopath in your area who is good and ask them.

    good luck
  • I must have missed something in your story. You went to a urologist when you probably have nerve damage? Surely you went to see a neurosurgeon/ortho spine surgeon first? And then got a second opinion if they referred you to a urologist?????

    A urologist can just help you manage the symptoms. You need a spine specialist's help.
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