dose anyone have L4 OR L5 BULDGING DISKS?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by allhart, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. allhart

    allhart New Member

    im just wondering if any of you that have disk promblems also have the frequent uration promblems my son went to the urologist mon and he says he thinks the uriation promblems are from the disk promblems he sees it alot in adults but this is the frist child hes seen with this,they put him on oxybution and said to go back to the primary about the back
    if you have this promblem what are they doing for it i would hate to see my 13 year have back surgery,
    thanks
    kara
  2. allhart

    allhart New Member

    im just wondering if any of you that have disk promblems also have the frequent uration promblems my son went to the urologist mon and he says he thinks the uriation promblems are from the disk promblems he sees it alot in adults but this is the frist child hes seen with this,they put him on oxybution and said to go back to the primary about the back
    if you have this promblem what are they doing for it i would hate to see my 13 year have back surgery,
    thanks
    kara
  3. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    Back surgery is always discouraged and is normally a LAST resort when nothing else works. I also have two herniated discs and they are also the L4 and L5. It does not affect my urination frequency and truthfully, I don't see how it would?

    Marilyn :)
  4. Milo83

    Milo83 New Member

    I have disc problems also..I do have the L4, L5 too..I have herniation and some buldging discs..I had gone to one of the top surgeons in my area, who himself had back problems..
    He said: I do not want to do any type of surgery on you..Once you start messing with back surgery, you will probably end up with more problems..Only will do as a last resort..
    I had went for therapy a few times, & it does help, but you have to keep up with those exercises daily if you want it to continue helping you..
    I have never had a problem with urination because of my back, and like Marilyn said, I wouldn't know why that would affect that..
    Has your son gone through any type of physcial therapy..Has he seen a neurosurgeon..I would really use surgery as a last option, especially at his age..Wishing your son and you the best..........Donna
  5. cpalance

    cpalance New Member

    also. Mostly in my neck. But my Pain Management doctor who is also a neurolgist says that yes back and neck problems can effect your bladder. I don't see how either, but that is what he said. My husband even asked him again about it to make sure we heard him correctly and we did. He didn't go into why, but he said that it does.
    Just wanted to let you know what he said.

    Cindy
  6. allhart

    allhart New Member

    thanks for your responses ,im going to call his primary today and ask who hes suppose to see next he has to uriate every 30 min so if the oxybutin dosent work maybe that would be a reasson to consider surgury its imbassing for him to always have to ask teachers to go to the bathroom its hard enough in jr high without having that promblem,the nevers along the spine send a singnal to the brian about having to go if the neve is pressed on it can give you the urge all the time
  7. allhart

    allhart New Member

    thanks for the info ill suggust that he sleeps with the pillows we actually gave him th masterbedroom because it had a bathroom so he wouldnt wake everyone eles up a night
  8. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    Surgery on the back is discouraged because quite often a person will come out of the OR in worse shape than when they went in. It's very risky and any back specialist will acknowledge that. As far as the back problems affecting urination...hey, we learn something new every day eh?

    Marilyn :)