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Hurt lower back after lifting a heavy box. Pain in the tailbone, urinary incontinence. Suggestions?

Three months ago I hurt my lower back lifting a heavy box, to the point to were i couldn t stand straight, the doctor looked at it and said it could be a buldging disc, I doubt it, after three months the pain is on my tailbone by the way, all the way to the end, and it still hurts, its a minor pain, but it pops sometimes and i cant seem so hold my pee like i used to..
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to the forum.
The loss of bladder control is also indicative of spinal cord involvement in the injury. The late involvement of bladder suggests that it might have happened due to nerve compression due to edema or hemorrhage rather than nerve injury and timely treatment can reverse the neural problems you are facing.
You need to have an MRI scan of your spinal cord to exactly know the site of lesion and the extent of nerve involvement. Based on the report and after detailed examination your Orthopaedician will give you the proper treatment.
Earlier the treatment, better is the restoration of neural functions.
Till then do not move and lie straight on a hard bed without pillow.
I hope this is helpful to you.
You can consult me again directly through my profile.

Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

Just pain would have been a different deal, but now that you have urinary incontinence, there is more serious problems in your spine, and like the doctor mentions you might even be having a disc bulge and god forbid even a disc prolapse. It is prudent to consult an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon as soon as you can. I hope this helps.

Take care and have a nice day !
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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