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Ultimate Low Back Pain And Incontinence Solutions

Back is already frustrating enough. The tweaks, aches, and pains can be pretty demotivating and distracting as is, but what happens when you throw incontinence into the mix? Well then along with pain you may also experience urinary accidents! See exactly what contributes to low back pain and incontinence to make managing these symptoms easy.

Low Back Pain And Urinary Incontinence

Head, shoulders, bladders, knees, and toes! Our bodies are much more connected than we realize, which is why lower back pain and incontinence are often associated with one another. The bladder and kidneys are located towards the lower abdomen with back muscles and nerves sitting behind them. Because this region is is so close together bladder conditions may cause pain in the back and conditions affecting the back muscles, spine, or nerves, can impact the bladder. 

Lower back pain and incontinence are related

For example, consider cauda equina syndrome. This condition is a result of squeezing or compressing the cauda equina sac of nerves at the base of the spinal cord, resulting in lower back pain and urinary incontinence. As the nerves are pinched, they are unable to properly function resulting in the involuntary loss of urine.

Herniated discs in the spine can also cause back pain and damage to the nerves around the spine, causing bladder dysfunction. Lesions or tumors on the spine can also cause pain and incontinence.

Weakened pelvic muscles with age, from a fall, sedentary lifestyle, or giving birth can result in back pain and incontinence as the muscles are too weak to support the back or to control urine flow.

Back Pain and Incontinence in Women

Depending on the cause of back pain or cause of incontinence symptoms may vary. Women often struggle with stress incontinence after giving birth and only leak while participating in activities that add stress to the bladder such as laughing, sneezing, or lifting a heavy object. However, kidney problems such as stones can cause frequent urination or urge incontinence when the urge to urinate suddenly strikes.

While for some patients the cause of back pain and incontinence is linked to weight gain or sedentary lifestyles, both conditions can also be caused by chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes and arthritis.

Managing Low Back Pain And Incontinence

If you’re experiencing back pain, incontinence, or even both, go speak to your doctor. They may be able to rule out any serious conditions contributing to the issues and they can put together a proper treatment plan.

Back braces can help with low back pain and incontinence In some cases, incontinence can be treated and may go away over time with physical therapy to relieve pain and Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. But in other cases, incontinence can only be managed.

Generally, medications can assist with back pain and urinary issues, but a back brace is an all natural solution for relieving pain as well. Plus, you may qualify to receive your back brace through insurance.

Lifestyle changes can beneficial for assisting with both back pain and incontinence symptoms. Try to become more active with at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise about three times a week. Try swimming, riding a bike, or simply even walking to get moving.

Also, clean up your diet to relieve pressure on your digestive tract. Caffeine, items high in sugar, spicy foods, and alcohol can increase incontinence symptoms. Try adding more water fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to your diet to relieve constipation and pressure on the bladder. The nutrition may help with your back too.

Most importantly, don’t stress out over the monthly cost of incontinence products. You may qualify to receive them through insurance. Then a monthly shipment of incontinence supplies will be shipped directly to your home to help you confidently prevent leaks!

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