i have lower back pain.im having trouble pooping.i been taking some pills to soft it up but not working.when i sick up or try to wak it feels like my legs are going to lock up on me.is this cause by not going poop?how can i get it to stop hurting me?
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned about lower back pain and constipation.
Constipation occurs when the waste material becomes blocked in the lower intestine. The blockage can cause pressure in the lower back. The pain will get worse if the impaction isn't eliminated. That's because your body continues to produce waste material even if it's not passing it.
The common causes in your case include IBS, colon infection or even medications like iron supplements, pain reliever and antidepressants. Laxatives should not be used indiscriminately without physician consultation as one class known by the name of stimulant laxatives can permanently damage your colon.
Also note that even if your back pain clears up with pain medication, that won't clear up the constipation.
If you have chronic problems with constipation and back pain, you must consult your personal physician about the problem to check for any severe diseases.
Hope this helps. Take care.
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