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Think my bladder is being affected by sciatica

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kagz
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Is this possible

since being back in work lots of travelling an moving about has just made my sciatica worse woke up this morning an got a dull pain by my groin an my bladder seem feel like an old woman when moving about its depressing me now 😔

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hi their kagz is your sciatica nerve trapped or just damaged because the can be a difference on how it affects you, may is trapped and i get loads of pain but my bladder is ok plus i trapped mine from the back when i pulled three disc out as well have you had it checked by a doctor if not i would take care speak to you soon bigalan xx

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kagz in reply to

I havent a clue the phsio just said sciatica thats it an aint seen a doctor yet either but hopefully after me 4 physio they will no Its not doing anything an get the hint ay bigalan x

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hi kagz i hope all goes well its not nice having sciatica nerve trouble anyway but hope you get you answers soon take care kind regards bigalan xx

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kagz in reply to

Hopefully ill know more on wed me nxt physio session but ill keep u up to date im used to being really mobile but im limping now an carnt walk as quick now

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i know what you mean i'm only 48 years old but some days has though i'm 98 take care kagz kind regards bigalan x

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kagz in reply to

Im 39 an feel like an old woman getting up from sitting an waking up is really sore an stiff,need putting down lol x

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well Kagz i know one thing i thought you was younger than that wow you make me feel a old man of 98, now that we won't having you say that you need putting down, i know sometime it's feels like it but we don't say things like that well not yet anyway please take care my friend, may i say that your picture it make you look younger, you must be a stunner close up kindest regards bigalan xx

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kagz in reply to

Thats nice to say x

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HI KAGZ YOUR VERY WELCOME ENJOY YOUR DAY KIND REGARDS BIGALAN XX

yep same here but there nothing they can do for mine that's life take care kind regards bigalan x

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Its crap ay speak soon x

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CarolineC57

Hi Kagz - I don't want to worry you but if you think sciatica might be affecting your bladder you do need to speak to a doctor soon. This can become very serious so it's best to get it sorted before it does! I know someone who became seriously ill when his trapped nerve (sciatica) caused him bladder problems. Please do speak to your doctor soon about this. The physio too might be able to work on it to release the nerve.

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kagz in reply to CarolineC57

Oh right ok, the physio hasnt done anything hands on just felt round my but to see were pain is,I am too sore for them to do anything else even lifting my leg up slightly gives me so much pain, I will be going to physio on wed so will mention it. X

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Danslatete

I agree! Get to the doctors sooner rather than later.

It gets grotty when you leave things. I ended up with terrible infections, an overstretched bladder that was huge and now because I don't feel when it's full I have to catheterise myself 4 times a day. It may sound yucky but it's really quite easy and simple to do.

Don't be surprised if they check other areas of interest on the 'saddle' area.

All the nerves seem to work a variety of functions In the same area.

You have lost nothing by getting checked.

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kagz in reply to Danslatete

I certainly will, sounds really bad for u having to do that.x

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earthwitch

If you think your bladder is being affected at all by sciatica or any kind of lower back injury, then please report it to your doctor immediately. There is a small possibility that it could be a red flag symptom for cauda equina syndrome, and if so, that needs surgical treatment immediately to avoid the possibility of permanent spinal cord injury. It may not be that, but your doctor needs to consider the possibility.

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johnsmith

See a chiropractor. It may be possible that both problems are caused by pressure on nerves. A McTimony chiropractor should be able to confirm whether this is true or not and do something about it.

Hope this helps

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kagz in reply to johnsmith

Thanks for the advice but there is no way my doc wud refer me to a chiropractor x

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johnsmith in reply to kagz

Thanks for the reply. There is a need for the recognition that one sometimes needs to pay for treatment that helps.

Look at the NICE recommendations with regard to chiropractic and osteopathic.

I pay for some of my medical treatment because there is no way that I could get it on the NHS. What I pay for is effective.

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kagz in reply to johnsmith

Thanks but I work have 2 children carnt afford a holiday never mind private treatment so thats a no no thanks anyway x

Hello,

I can only emphasise the advice to see your Doctor sooner rather than later. If it gets worse then do not hesitate to go to A&E to seek their advice. I have sciatica and was told to do this if it affected bowel or bladder.

Best regards,

Dave

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kagz in reply to

Thanks Dave I certainly will x

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sianr

Hi there if you don't mind me asking but What do you mean your bladder is like an old woman are you incontinent or need to go to the toilet a lot ?

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kagz in reply to sianr

No sorry its the way I wrote the post I missed a word after bladder I meant my bladder is weak sorry for tmi but when I sneezed I leaked which ive never done and a dull ache around my groin,I feel like an old woman the way I am, walking an stuff x

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earthwitch

I personally wouldn't go near a chiropractor with those problems - too much risk of permanent paralysis if a manipulation makes a disc herniation worse, or impinges a nerve even more. I used to live in another country and even physios wouldn't touch backs or necks without seeing a recent xray to make sure there wasn't going to be any risk of spinal cord damage.

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kagz in reply to earthwitch

Ye makes. Sense just the nhs trying to save money on not giving an mri x

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