- afnanParticipantNovember 18, 2019 at 5:49 pmPost count: 4
i got laminoscopy 3 months ago because i had nerve compression at L5 and S1
everything has been fine after surgery .i got MRI after surgery and the results were good
and so far i didnt feel anything wrong except
i keep feeling a sensation /a short term slight pain in my foot when ever i feel like there is a bowel movement or like i need to pass stool
is this normal or should i get it checked ?Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorNovember 29, 2019 at 3:24 amPost count: 7525
You have developed some temporary pain with what is called a Valsalva maneuver. This occurs when you have a bowel movement. You have to increase thoracic pressure (chest) which in turn increases intraabdominal pressure and finally this increases pressure in the lumbar spinal canal. This increased spinal canal pressure will aggravate previously irritated structures like a nerve root. If the pain is not impairing, I would try to ignore it.
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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.
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