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Hi everyone, well since my last post I only had one response, I am trying the homoeophobic remedies, anyway after driving myself crazy trying to find out why I have this pressure in my rectum and bladder , I have done much research and discovered there is a nerve in your lower back, im not sure what the real name is but in english its refered to as the horses tail, and it hangs down towards your rectum which will cause this terrible sensations, that I have been experiencing, good news is im really not crazy, bad news I have to find a way to live with this. Im posting this info incase anyone has any injury to lower back, and has these symptoms.
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replied July 21st, 2004
Rectal Pressure
Have you found an answer? (i just found your other posts)

i would really like to know what the treatment plan they gave you was!
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replied July 22nd, 2004
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Rectal Pressure
Actually there isnt to much out there, one of the treatments I was just told about was an injection into the base of your tail bone, but its not a long term fix, the problem comes from the back injury and being I have 2 herniated disk in my lower back I aslo have degenerative disk disease thats whats causing my problem I was also told that by the time I hit 50 mind you im only 33 that this feeling will burn out, or come september my doctors are now doing complete disc removal and that would help me, but there are so many risk, so basically I have to live with it, I never thought I would say this because no one wants to get older but im looking foward to 50, thanks for asking
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replied July 22nd, 2004
Rectal Pressure
Hmmmm..... Well, I have similar issues, minus the herniated disc. I have some l-5 s-1 what they call "sacralization" which I guess is kind of like a fusion of the disks, as well as degenerative joint disease (i am 4Cool - but this rectal pressure "sitting on a bubble" sensation is perpetual and awful. This forum does help tho, just reading any information at least lets me see what else it could possibly be.... I am pretty much "on my own" at this point. With an attitude that I will not rest until I figure it out. I am considering acupuncture, but have never done anything like that before!
Thank you for posting your issues....
-liz
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replied July 22nd, 2004
Western approach is very scientific. You find out the real cause and address it. Oriental approach treats the whole body in a holistic manner. I think the best one can do is do take the best from both with an open mind as long it does not appear harmful. Go ahead and try acupunture. What have you to lose? That people will laugh at you? That you waste a liitle bit of time/money?

Whether it is ddd or sliped disc or whatever, it is not pathogenic and is related to bad lifestyle or physical damage. So the cure, other than surgery, must be a total approach. Meaning an active participant in your own healing and not passively to be cured by doctors/medicine.
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replied July 22nd, 2004
For example, traditional chinese medical principles says that spine problems are also caused by weak kidneys. A western mind cannot accept that. I cant offer any prove but why can't one organ affect another organ since there are all related.

It does not matter whether you believe in old fashioned traditional chinese medicine. But it is good to take the holistic total mind body approach to healing and try to improve every aspect. Like we chinese believe that once you get the chi moving, a thousand pains will disappear.
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replied July 22nd, 2004
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Rectal Pressure
Does anyone know of any herbal or homeopathic remedy for degenerative disk disease, thats what is causing my rectal pressure, and as far as the acupuncture, ive done all the studies and yes based on clinical studies its proven to help with pain, as far as having pressure it wont help, I do alot of exercising, deep stretching, and use a tens unit every day, although I dont feel as bad as I did 2 years ago its still there and my options are surgery and there are to many risks involved so if theres sometime type of remedy please respond thank you
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replied October 24th, 2005
Back Pain And Rectum Pressure
I am learning that having so much back trouble can be the cause of all sorts of other problems....So if you have checked out other leading causes for rectum pain such as having a colonoscopy and still no answers, perhaps the bad back is the culprit. If anyone has more medical info relating to this, let me know. Thanks!
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replied May 4th, 2009
Rectal Pressure
I have to ask. Has anyone seen their doctor about this problem?? Did anyone get a CT? I'm a little surprised to hear that this is the result of a back problem and would think it is something more serious.
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replied November 12th, 2009
about 2 weeks ago I hurt my lower back, thinking that it might be a pinch nerve or herinated disk..getting MRI tomorrow..I also, feel pressure in the rectum area..I see the doc on Monday, so, I'll post anything that I find out..I'm glad that I'm not crazy!..I was trying to figure out this pressur 4 the longest time!
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replied November 14th, 2009
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Hi, I am a healthy 31 year old with 2 kids. A few weeks ago, I started having pressure in the rectum area and low in the tail bone are. Bowels are normal, just this pressure thats seems to worsen with sitting and ease with laying. Could this be a nerve problem? Not sure which doctor to see? Trying not to worry, but I gotta do something.
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replied September 26th, 2010
Anyone have any answers with this? This is a crazy old post, and no one responded with any definitive answers.
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replied September 26th, 2010
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there is a nerve at s4 of the sacrum that controls muscles that give that tight feeling.
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replied September 30th, 2010
Not sure if this is the issue you are asking about, but in 2009 I had surgery to remove my tailbone that I broke in 2000, and it never healed correctly. After that, the pain continued so 3 months later I had surgery in the same area to remove a sacral cyst. After both surgeries, I continue to have continual, chronic pain in the sacral area, apparently the whole pelvic floor is in spasm from 2 years of pain (go figure), and the only thing giving me relief is finding a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction. This might help with other similar issues. At the very least, try going to a Colo/Rectal specialist. Good luck.
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replied May 6th, 2012
Rectal Pain
hi everyone,
i am an acupressure practitioner and for the past week i have had a real pain in the rectum. First thoughts were prostate [i am male 45yrs] however the pain kinda subsided into discomfort after around 24hrs. I was then massing my lower back against a work surface at the right height and the pain came back almost immediately! Being aware of bodies, pain and the influence of pressure i tried a few variations. The rectal pain was induced when pressure was applied to my lower back and the rectal pain was reduced when pressure was removed.
Any medical types reading this : The pressure was applied in the areas between the Glutaeus Medius and the Illiac crest. Around the third posterior sacral foramen.
This is a Bladder Meridian point [BL 29/30/49] and may be influencing the rectal feelings i have been having. I intend to pursue an exploration and hopefully post some advice.
Thanks to all those who posted before.
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replied August 20th, 2012
No one ever closed the loop on this, so for all people after me that find this thread, let me close the loop for you to hopefully give you a bit of hope.

The pressure that I was feeling finally subsided and went away after a few months. I saw a chiropractor a bunch of times and he adjusted my low back.

Personally, I think my problem came from my low back. After a few adjustments the feeling slowly went away.
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replied January 6th, 2013
I was recently diagnosed with a degenerated L5 s1 and I have had rectal pressure for years. It seems worse when I stand or walk for long periods of time. The worst is when I get spasms, not in the back but in the rectal area that seem to originate from underneath the tailbone. I too have been going to clueless doctors for about 6 years with no real answers. I am 43 and it has been a overwhelming challenge to keep it together. I also get a dull ache pain in my lower left abdomen. Gas usually triggers the spasm. I quit eating gluten over a year ago which has helped.
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replied January 6th, 2013
In 2007 I had an L5 S1 disc herniation. The rectal pressure/pain occurred for me in 2010. I can't help but think the 2 were directly related, though. The chiro was adjusting the L5-S1 area, which is what ultimately caused the pain to subside and ultimately (thank god) disappear.

I, too, found doctors to be totally clueless/incompetent about this (and pretty much everything else I've ever gone to the doctor about). There was the obligatory prostate exam and PSA test. There was the "diagnosis" of prostititus, to which I was told by a urologist to "ejaculate once a day for 30 days". Really?

I would find a good chiropractor and give it a shot. Good luck and keep the faith that you'll get through this!
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replied January 7th, 2013
Hi,

Yes I have been going to a good chiro and it has helped a bit. I do the decompression table and then I get the tens on the l5 s1 region with heat.

How many visits or years going to the chiro before the pain subsided?

Funny I thought at one point it was Prostititus also. My wife would never give me a prostate massage..not sure if I would want her too anyway..
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replied January 7th, 2013
It took maybe 8 visits over 2 months or so. The guy I used where I live isn't as good as the guy I would go to where my wife is from. That guy really "moves the bones". So between probably 3 visits from him and 5 from my local guy it finally subsided.

Keep in mind, though, this was years after my original disc herniation. During those years it was countless chiro visits, Med-X physical therapy, and consistent visits by me to the gym doing roman chair (hyperbench) stuff and other back exercises/weights (which I still continue to this day. Then all of a sudden I woke up one day and had this pressure. I still don't get it.

I still have low back pain, but it's far less intense and is much more manageable.
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replied January 13th, 2013
Last visit to the chiro revealed something He moved the stim down lower to my tailbone area and it triggered the lower left abdomen pain I was having. There must be a nerve going through my l5 s1 and tailbone region shooting to my lower left bowel area. It was the exact spot that has been hurting for 2 years.. Now I believe it may have something to to with the coccyx. Maybe it is bending wrong causing rectum pressure and strange nerve issues.. Maybe it' been the tailbone all the time. Gives me some hope in finally knowing what the real problem is..
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replied September 4th, 2013
bowel pressure causing low back pain
i've had severe low back pain almost every day for decades, since I was 19, always linked to bowel pressure, easing a bit by gong to the loo then rebuilding. Tests which washed out the bowel eased the pressure and pain completely. I has two low back ops, one an emergency at L4/5 which eased critical pain but not chronic symptoms. I've lost count of how many colorectal doctors and surgeons told me 'There is no connection between the bowel and the back.' I've googled this link for years without finding anything, amazed today to find these posts. So I am not mad or alone.

After 25 years of being disbelieved I was found to have a massive prolapsed rectum and my colon more than double the normal length - in my thin body, and bundled at my low back. Countless ops later I'm really no better, last resort will be an ileostomy with no guarantee it will help. The main obstacle to any ops succeeding is that colo-rectal surgeons seem to take no account of damaged low backs.

Suffering extreme daily pain and not being believed drove me eventually to suicide, I was saved by a stranger. Everything I have done and still do is with severe hidden pain. Doctors, please start by believing your patients. How will you ever advance medical understanding by viewing the body in separate bits and pieces, and not joining up the dots? And by refusing to hear what your patients are telling you? Just recently a pelvic pain 'expert' told me the bowel did not cause back pain and was not part of his remit -' you need to see a bowel specialist'.

It's time that the low spine and pelvic organs were viewed together by a medical team.
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replied September 8th, 2013
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I've lost count of how many colorectal doctors and surgeons told me 'There is no connection between the bowel and the back.

Sure there is. My osteopath named the muscles which attach you intestines to your back bones. Something has to hold them in place. Muscle tension can affect your intestines and digestion.
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Doctors, please start by believing your patients. How will you ever advance medical understanding by viewing the body in separate bits and pieces, and not joining up the dots? And by refusing to hear what your patients are telling you?

My GP SAW how bad I was with his own 2 eyes. MRI's and x-ray's proved it. Now I am 80% cured and he REFUSES to even listen to how I got better. World is nuts..........
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replied October 10th, 2013
bowel pressure/back pain
Thanks for your reply. I'd love to know how you got 80% better!
looking forward to your response...
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replied October 16th, 2013
Active User, very eHealthy
Hi painforlife. It started by being determined to heal the injury and not go the pill, injection, surgery route. Maybe it's not well known because it is not a solution most people want.

I got better by being evaluated for bad posture / misalignments and prescribed exercises to fix them. It has taken 5 years. It is not too fun and takes effort but worth it to me to live a normal life and run again.

This is the only thing that fixed me. I tried traditional P/T, chiropractic, massage, Pilates, Alexander Technique, osteopath, yoga, and nothing worked like the postural exercises. Maybe science will come up with something better. Until then I keep on with what I am doing.
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