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I'm a 47-year old woman with a long history of low-back problems (pain, spasms) that usually resolve within days. Don't remember having MRI or X-rays, but not surprised if there is herniation.
7 weeks ago I had two days of dental work done, and afterwards my lower back was jacked. It's been that way since. Thought it was getting better, then yesterday started feeling worse. Went to chiro who said (based on moving me around) that it looked like musculo/skeletal, not herniation. Have been doing core exercises and stretching.
Past few days, back hurts when lying down (first time since it's been hurt). Also been feeling 'heavy' in my pelvic floor area; today, felt some urgency all day to pee; also felt a little leaking out (possibly), and definitely felt it *wanting* to leak out when I tried to relax and sleep.
I've been reading about Equina syndrome--is this something to worry about, or only if I start having numbness, etc?
Can urinary incontinence (minor) happen without my needing to panic? Should I see a doc and get x-rays/MRI to confirm herniation? My back feels a little better today, ironically, but...I'm just worried.
Thanks so much for any advice!!!
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