Is There a Link Between Back Pain and Incontinence?

cauda equina syndrome (CES)

Is There a Link Between Back Pain and Incontinence?

Incontinence is a condition wherein a person cannot control how or when their body passes stool (fecal incontinence) or urine (urinary incontinence).

If back pain and incontinence appear suddenly at the same time, it usually indicates a serious problem. For this reason, a person should seek immediate medical attention to uncover the likely cause and receive appropriate treatment.

Sometimes, back pain and incontinence can co-occur as two symptoms of the same condition, such as cauda equina syndrome (CES). At other times, they may develop at the same time but be due to other, unrelated conditions.

In this article, we cover some of the conditions that can cause both symptoms to occur at the same time. We also examine potential causes of back pain and incontinence separately, along with treatment options for both.

Read the full report from Medical News Today.