Can Spinal Stenosis Cause Bowel Problems, Difficulty Urinating?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Spinal stenosis is a condition when spinal canal becomes narrow and compresses the spinal cord and nerves. This can be due to aging and degeneration process. It can also be due to disc herniations and osteoporosis. This condition can affect lumbar and cervical vertebrae.
Lumbar spinal stenosis can cause
  • Low back pain
  • Sensation in buttock, leg, feet and thighs.
  • It also causes loss of control on bowel and bladder.
So, your problem can be due to spinal stenosis.

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Robyn Rothman answered
It's not a symptom of spinal stenosis.  Symptoms are generally back and leg pain, weakness, pins and needles, coldness and numbness in the limbs.  Constipation or straining to evacuate may aggravate the pain, but the stenosis doesn't cause it.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes it can be the cause of the difficulty. I agree with the previous writer.
Sunbean Profile
Sunbean answered
No, spinal stenosis does not cause constipation, however if you are taking pain medication, that may be the cause. Stress can cause it as well.
I make sure and drink apple juice at night... Works for me!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Spinal stenosis in your lumbar can cause bowel problems and loss of control of the bowel so possibly constipation too

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