Dear Customer, I am Sorry for delay in reply and inconvenience.
I am so sorry to hear of his discomfort.
Yes, it is true that nerve compression from sciatica nerve can lead to bowel, bladder problems. Yes, it can further lead to intestinal problems.
To treat, Sciatica, he can follow these measures-
1. He should take help from physical therapist. Physical therapy includes various modalities like - Short wave diathermy, Infra red , Wax therapy , these will help him lot.
2. Application of ice packs on back for 15 minutes can be done 3-4 times a day.
3. Also Stretching exercises for low back can help him feel better and may help relieve nerve root compression.
4. His doctor can prescribe- certain anti-seizure and anti-depressant medications. It helps in blocking pain messages sent to the brain.
Having constipation, for 3 weeks or more is due to some underlying cause, and have to be checked by your doctor. Possible causes are-
-Problems with the colon and rectum like diverticulosis
-Impaired electrolyte levels like serum potassium
-Low thyroid levels
-Irritable bowel syndrome
To make a diagnose he need to undergo these tests-
-Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy
Doctor can advise him- Bulk-forming laxatives, Lubricants, Saline Enemas or Suppositories. Once cause is evaluated, accordingly line of treatment will be advised.
Please discuss, above options, with his doctor and get appropriate management.
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