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Postby fortyrounds » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:16 pm

anyone has had any trouble w bowel or urine problems or pain in the testes or anything like that thanks
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Postby randolph » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:28 am

Yes, Wess, one of the dysfunctions that can accompany other sciatica symptoms is loss of normal uninary and bowel control. In my case, I had great difficulty initiating urine flow and bowel evacuation for several weeks; bowel dysfunction improved greatly within a month, but regaining normal control of initiating urine flow control took almost a year. This dysfunction can also cause incontinence problems in some folks with sciatica (though not in me).

However, problems with the urinary and bowel systems can be caused by a whole lot of other dysfunctions, not related to sciatica. So it would probably be wise to have a GP or urologist look at you to make sure your plumbing problems don't have non-sciatica related causes. Most likely, your plumbing problems are sciatica related (the nerves that control urinary and bowel function are part of the bundle of nerves frequently damaged with sciatica)... but you want to make sure that you aren't presenting with a spinal cord disorder, or prostatitis, or rarer complications like an internal abdominal herniation (that happened to Alan recently, and needed surgery to repair).

Also, the pain in the testes is (among other things) a symptom for some STDs (trichomonas, e.g.). So if you've been exposed to the risk of acquiring a STD (even years ago), this would also be something to check out, too.

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Postby fortyrounds » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:20 pm

Well thanks for the input i talked to my doctor he told me that its cause of the medication im having constipation lol i feel like an old man anyway i had a visectomy also he said it could be inflammation in the testes it is doing alot better ya know i got the book yesterday and just gonna do the first exersizes in the beginning for 1 week and see where i stand i already feel better though you can feel the whatever it is blood oxygen going in there on the stretch and i am also ridinn my stationary bike along w the first stretches is that ok as long as im not in pain ttyl Wess
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Postby randolph » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:14 pm

Glad to read, Wess, that you got the competent input from your doctor. What med is giving you the side-effect of constipation?

Yes, you've got it right ... pain is your stop sign - if it hurts to do a stretch or exercise, back off. Otherwise ... go for it.

Dean recommends doing the basic RYB exercises for two months before adding the advanced ones; that worked for me.

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Hey

Postby fortyrounds » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:27 pm

He has me on vicodin and naproxin but im not taking as much now cause its not hurting as bad yea it ell ya its hard to keep from lifting weights cause im an avid weightlifter and i feel like im getting weaker but if i look at it like during this time im making my back stronger maybe i can be stronger when i do go back to the weightraining i just have to be smarter also ya know hey i really appre youre advice cause its nice to be able to talk to somone who is kinda where im at ya know anyway ttyl Wess
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