After removing bone spur and subsequent fusion of Par Defect, I ended up with “neuropathy” and over the years have been treated for chronic but sever LLQ, back, leg and foot pain. Recently found out and am awaiting determination of dx of Hirschsprung’s Disease, but it all makes sense! I remember clearly the day I went back to you and you had taken the hardware out and you are the only one who believed me. You exclaimed – in almost a surprised voice, that I had neuropathy because I was continuing to have lots pain. I have had kidney removed as well, without relief. The chronic constipation, malabsorption, weight loss and inability to thrive is making sense. I believe that this accounts for the severe ongoing pain. Have you ever encountered this condition? How much validity could there be in realizing the constipation is causing pressure on areas in LLQ/back. Thanks!
I don’t know much about Hirschsprung’s Disease other than the presence of severe constipation. Constipation could accelerate lower back pain (LBP) but would not be the cause of LBP. Neuropathy might be a side-effect of Hirschsprung’s Disease due to malabsorption.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.