I am convinced that there is a connection with my spine and anal region. Spine consultant sees no connection. Have early morning pain L5/S1 over 10 years possibly facet joint related. The pain I have is early morning on waking low down and wakes me after 5 hrs.(Over 10 yrs) I've got to the point of dreading going to bed. I am convinced my anal symptoms which are verging on prolapse are spinal driven.
In addition I have severe narrowing C5/6 little pins and needles in hands ECG testing at normal limits no neck pain but joint pain in elbows at times but no weakness in upper body. However myelopathy cannot be totally ruled out.
Could the cervical spine cause the internal anal problems? The worst is anal discomfort when sitting, leading to incomplete evacuation. When up and mobile and not sitting I am able to function. Coping with little sleep is difficult and have chosen to be drug free.
Swimming has been my medication and possibly my salvation.
Any advice most welcome as I am verging on a prolapse surgery with spinal fixation and mesh which may exacerbate my spinal issues. (Ventral rectopexy)
I may end up swapping relief in my anal canal for 24/7 back pain. However my anal problems are not improving and this intussusception (internal prolapse) is difficult to live with causing sitting discomfort, and verging on continence problems.
Any advice most welcome.