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Can nerve damage cause abdominal pain?

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Could abdominal pain be caused by nerve damage?

Ct did show degenerative disk disease at l4-5/s1
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
In your case no.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

In your case, the answer is no, degenerative disc disease at the L4-L5 level may cause low back pain that may radiate in leg(s), but not in your abdomen.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.
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Follow-up: Can nerve damage cause abdominal pain? 9 minutes later
I understand that. My surgeon wants to refer me to physiatrist as he thinks it may be caused my entrapped nerve in abdomen. I have never heard of this and can find no information online.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
Explained below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

Since you had surgery, it’s possible that small nerves that supply the abdominal wall may be damaged or compressed by the fibrous tissue formation the after surgery.

Unfortunately it can’t be confirmed by tests such imaging, clinical examination and exclusion of other possible causes is necessary.

Parting from the location of the pain, urinary bladder conditions should be excluded first.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards.
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