Scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, ruptured disc = bladder and bowel incontinence.

Tundra1975

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Is anyone on this forum experiencing these issues? These are the issues I have with my spine that are causing unending relentless pain and incontinence. If you have similar issues, I would really like to hear the treatments that your doctors have done to help you. I have done physical therapy and epidural injections and the spine specialists all want to do surgery on my spine. I don't want that as I know the odds are they will only make my condition worse. My thought process is to get a scoliosis back brace to stretch my spine from my skull to the base of my spine to get the pressure off of the discs. All of the doctors I have seen have said that would only make things worse. I don't believe them. I think they all just want that big payday for doing surgery. What have your doctors done for you to help improve your condition? Thank you for your input.
 

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Not the same, but I had an injury to my L5-S1 disc, which caused my urge incontinence and then-worsening neurogenig blockage. For me, agressive stretching and decomprssing the spine absolutely helped eliminate my pain. It will return if I don't keep it syretched though. However, my incontinent problems never went away, and over the years did get worse.

Doctors tried every medication out there, botox, and interstim. The botox temporarily made things worse, and the Interstim permanently made things worse. Eventually I underwent 14 surgeries in an attempt to open up my urethra, which finally succeeded. I now no longer have pain or difficulty peeing, and am fully urinary incontinent so I don't even have to think about it anymore. Let alone worry about it like I used to.
 
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