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I have several areas of compressed spinal nerves that has caused a right side weakness in arm and especially lower right leg. I have also developed constipation that increases my discomfort. I have tried extra features very, flax seed oil, stool she ftners, magneisium, etc. this all just makes me nauseous. I take no narcotics or pain meds.
My first question is can spinal compressions cause this constipation and what remedy could you suggest. I am thinking of buying a tens machine.
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 1 year ago

I am sorry you are having spinal nerve compression and constipation .

yes, compression of spine nerves and spinal stenosis and compression of the spinal cord itself can cause nerve going to the bowels to not function properly and can cause bowel dysmotility and constipation.

you may need medications like Linzess to help with constipation.

you should see a GI doctor and be tested for bowel dysmotility

you may need steroid injections or to be evaluated by a spinal surgeon to see if you need spine surgery

yes, a TENs unit could help decrease pain

let me know if you have questions.

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