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Unread 08-31-2005, 05:45 PM
back problems related to pelvic floor dysfunction?

I was wondering if any of you also have back problems along with pelvic floor dysfunction? I had a cat scan 6 years ago when my back went out. I had 2 bulging discs(L5- L6) and arthritis inbetween from a old back injury.(14 years ago) I also have narrowing of the spinal column in that area. I never did follow up with a back dr. after 2 months of physical therapy to try to strengthen my abdominal muscles.I was never told to see a back dr. I now have pulling in buttocks and down upper legs. I was told I had sciatica years ago, but it seemed to go away a few years ago. Now I have popping in my back off and on during the day when I walk. This has been going on since my return to work in march from posterior repairs surgery. Could my nerve damage in pelvic floor area be related to this back problem. I am wondering if I have nerve damage in my back causing more nerve damage in my vagina.
I called a sports medicine office who works on backs. The lady said I need my GP to get me a MRI, then call her back for a appt. I see my GP next Thursday for my surgery physical. I think I will talk to him about my back problem. It hurts me to lye flat in bed. It also hurts to lift things out of the dryer and do some other housechores. I guess I need to have it looked into. I am so tired of all of these problems.
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Unread 08-31-2005, 09:06 PM
back problems related to pelvic floor dysfunction?

((((Peggy)))) I'm sorry you're still dealing with so many issues

Whenever I've had "female" issues, I've also had back, hips and leg issues. I remember that when I was dealing with the rectocele, my posture had deteriorated terribly: I simply could not stand upright, due to terrible back pains.

I agree that you need to have your doctor look into this problem. I think that a sports medicine doctor may actually be the best resource for you, but it sounds like your need a referral from your GP.

Lots of s: Hopefully you'll have answers soon.
Unread 09-01-2005, 03:57 PM
back problems related to pelvic floor dysfunction?

I'm sorry you're having additional pain. I think any idea is an idea worth exploring. You just never know when an answer will be forthcoming. My docs have often talked about referred pain, that is you could really be hurting in one place but it shows up in other places. So in that sense, it's possible that your pelvic pain is causing pain in other areas. It could also be that your current problems have bought old problems to the forefront. Definetly mention it to your doctor.
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Unread 09-01-2005, 04:14 PM
back problems related to pelvic floor dysfunction?

Hi Peggy,

I'm so sorry to hear you are having troubles still and not surprised you are fed up with it.

I wish I had something constructive to offer except that as I suffer with back trouble too, get sciatica I can only empathize. I just hope your drs can get to the bottom of the problem for you quickly and send you 's.
Unread 09-01-2005, 06:49 PM
back problems related to pelvic floor dysfunction?

Thank you all.
I have decided to get my back looked at while off. I am thinking my uro/gyn (pelvic floor specialist) probably knows of a good back dr to go to. I will have my GP order me a mri when I see him next week. If I could only get it done before my surgery, but doesn't seem likely.
I will find a answer to all of this.
Unread 09-03-2005, 06:17 AM
back problems related to pelvic floor dysfunction?

Hi Peggy,
When I had herniated a disc in my lower back it also caused alot of pain radiating down my butt and legs. I did have an MRI and it did show the herniation and a small tear. I really think its best to have the MRI before doing any sort of theropy. I had injured mine at work so it was a comp issue, well they had just sent me for x-rays and theropy, well It was getting worse instead of better! So I went back to my Doc as she ordered the MRI. It turns out, everything we were doing in theropy was makeing it worse!! So basicly 3 weeks of theropy was wasted and never mind the pain!! I would defietly get the MRI and bring you films to a good orthipedic Doc. Boy you certiantly don't need this on top of everything else your going through!! Take Care Peggy and I wish you the best!!....Netty

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