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Incontinence and DDD

I was diagnosed with cervical degenerative disc disease over 30 years ago.  Lately I am experiencing bowel problems/incontinence and wonder if it could be associated with my DDD?  Any insight in this matter would be most appreciated.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 10,744
    I have read many situations where Lumbar Spinal Stenosis can cause some bladder and bowel problems, but I do not remember coming across anything about cervical DDD causing this problem. But after dealing with a condition for 30 years, and now all of sudden you are experiencing this problem, I would have it checked out by a doctor to verify.

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  • bkvfuller I don't know of connection to cervical area, but please call your dr as those symptoms can be a serious indicator regarding other spinal issues. I had cuada equina syndrome that had incontinence as symptom and let me to emergency spine surgery.
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