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Six Years on and no solutions. When I slipped my lower disc. I was in agony for Weeks.
I had pain in the rectum and the need to urinate often. Sexual dysfunction set in after about one Week.
None of the doctors seemed to connect this to compression of the lumber roots. You don't have to be a specialist Doctor, just Google it and see.
I saw countless doctors who simply prescribed pain killers and rest. Over the next 3 Months, the back pain and rectum pain resolved. Bowel and bladder function seemed okay but slower. sexual function is impaired.
3 Years on, I suffered severe left leg sciatica. Again, the need to urinate increased and I experienced crampy bowel. i'm sure anal sphincter muscle became weaker. My left leg has also weakened and the muscles thinner by 10% or so.
I went to A & E, but they more interested in how I got to hospital and not in the symptoms. I saw a back specialist and was discharged within a few hours. No jumping though NHS hoops, like the advice on their website suggests.
I got an MRI two Weeks later, but I presume nothing drastic was seen. The Physio said I had a proplapsed disc and spinal stenosis in the lower and upper spine. He gave me some excercises to do. Im sure they were looking for signs of CES at this time of the MRI.
Six years on. I can walk normally and the pain is more or less abscent so I,m not sure if this is good or a bad sign. I still expereince bowel / bladder disturbance if I accidently twist my back. I'm not on any medication now.
I'm going back to the GP next week to discuss again. hopefully to start jumping through hoops with a specialist.
After 3 Years, following the MRI, Im just surprised that no real findings of Caudia Equina were found like damaged nerves, becasue I was showing signs. They never mentioned it.
Part of me thinks that after 6 Years, I wouldnt be able to walk several miles a day, but at the same time, I am wondering if there has been medical negligence. No follow-up appointments were offered in 2011.
Thanks for reading and I appreciate your thoughts.
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