Re: Back injuries and incontinence
If the disk damaged the nerves in your spinal canal, then it may never get any better and may indeed get steadily worse. This is why any kind of back problem that causes bladder or bowel problems in considered an emergency. It's called Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Once those nerves have been compressed, there is never any guarantee that they will recover. I am having similar problems myself right now, however mine stem from a neck issue but the cause it still the same...pressure on the spinal cord, just higher up. I find out about surgery next week.
I'd go find a neurologist who specializes in treating those with spinal cord problems and find out what your options are. Not all neurologists do this kind of work.
But the reality is, this is the true hazard of back injuries...bladder and bowel paralysis. I hope you can find a neurologist who can help you.
Jenny(fused C3 to T1 and getting worse)