Looking to see if anybody else has experienced Pelvic floor dysfunction from a lower lumbar disc herniation OR some sort of sacro dysfunction.
I have been suffering from severe pelvic pain, pelvic spasms,frequent urination, legs twitching spasming, left toe twitching constantly, back pain and occasional pain near the left or right of my groin and sometimes bilateral leg pain. I visited 14 doctors before a urologist out of all people linked my pain to the two herniated discs I have in my lower back at L5/S1 - L4/L5. I originally ruptured these two discs about a year and a half ago. Upon original injury I had weakness/numbness in my left toe and foot accompanied with back pain. After conservative treatment I healed up and became pain free for almost a full year. Then this February I started experiencing frequent urination, pelvic pain and the symptoms listed above. The funny thing is that the toe that I mentioned that twitches constantly is the same toe that I had weakness in when I originally hurt my back. That is part of my proof that this is related.
The Neurosurgeon's I've been to all have different opinions here. It is very frustrating. One says a micro discectomy would fix this as he beleives nerve irritation is causing the spasms. Another says a fusion may be required as the spasming could be from instability of the spine/sacrum. Then a third doc says he doesn't think this has anything to do with it! I am at my wits end now and tired of the pain.
I ended up getting a two steroid shots in my back. Both alleviated my symptoms by 90% for about a week each time. So from this I concluded that this is DEFINITELY related. My pelvic spasms slowed, pelvic pain slowed urinary frequency reduced, leg pain gone, back pain gone, twitching gone all for about a week.
My question basically is this. Has anybody else out there had pelvic pain/urination problems with back pain? Any success stories out there? Please dont suggest Quada Equina syndrome. This has nothing to do with that. I can deal with the back pain but I can't take this pelvic pain any more!
Thanks in advance!