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Has anyone had to deal with incontinence after ALIF?

Annie-mAAnnie-m Posts: 108
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I don't know if it's from the surgery or what but I have started having bouts of stress incontinence. I had this problem many many years ago but I had the bladder repair surgery done.

I seemed to be doing really well up until about 7-10 days ago. Then the pain came back like pre ALIF and the low back muscle spasms too. You know the kind, like when your back goes out and you can't move for a while, muscle spasms? I don't know what to think now :T

ALIF April 2011 but it turns out I broke before it barely fused.
L4-L5 posterior fusion December 2013


  • you should contact your doctor immediately when it comes to any kind of bladder problems!! he should be informed and let him help you with that.. please do this as soon as possible.. good luck and please keep us informed!! Jenny :)
  • contact your consultant ASAP
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
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  • I guess I'll give a call tomorrow then. Should I call the surgeon or the neurologist?

    ALIF April 2011 but it turns out I broke before it barely fused.
    L4-L5 posterior fusion December 2013
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