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  • afnan
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    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, DC
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    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.

    Dr. Corenman

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