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Suggest treatment for degenerative disc disease

I have degenerative disc disease and my L5 has flattened to non existence I also have gluten sensitivity as well as gastritis and meds that cause alot of constipation which I take Miramax and for 4 days straight I had severe pain in rectum and lower spine I have AN MRI. scheduled for Monday. The pain subsided last Monday only to come back this morning. I haven t had a BM today so can this pain be related to both problems? My back and colon?
Fri, 24 Apr 2015
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Hello. I have been though your question and understand your concern.

If there is a degenerating disc disease, this causes you back pain. If there subsides a constipation problem, this causes an increase in your abdominal pressure which is reflected in the back, which already suffers from its own condition, resulting in increasing of the pain.

So, yes, the two conditions are related to each other.

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Suggest treatment for degenerative disc disease

Hello. I have been though your question and understand your concern. If there is a degenerating disc disease, this causes you back pain. If there subsides a constipation problem, this causes an increase in your abdominal pressure which is reflected in the back, which already suffers from its own condition, resulting in increasing of the pain. So, yes, the two conditions are related to each other. Hope this helps. Please feel free using MHC again