Re: Colonoscopy--any trouble for back patients?
I have had four colonoscopies over the last 15 years due to a history of colon polyps. I have had three back surguries and scheduled for an L5/S1 fusion this month. I have had back pain for years but never had any additional discomfort in my back during a colonoscopy but everyone is different. The colonoscopy is slightly uncomfortable but the meds given prior to this help.
Hope this helps,
1990-Myelogram=L4-5 LAMINECTOMY.1998-Myelogram,Discogram,CTscan=L 4-5 FUSION w/BAK cages. 2002-Prolotherapy injections. 2003-April-MRI Lumbar spine=DDD,bulges,arthritis,low disc height,Physical Therapy.2003-May-MRI Thorasic spine=Two herniations displacing nerve roots.2003-July-Nerve blocks/epidurals; 2003-August-L5/S1 FORAMENOTOMY.2003-October-Lumbar Discogram=2003-December-L5/S1 FUSION w/BMP/LT cages. 2004-Jan-Pain much worse than before surgery. CTscan & L1/L2 nerve block & Myelogram.