Welcome to Healing Well Chronic Pain Forum! Your condition does sound uncomfortable to say the least! There are allot of things that can be causing your problems, yes it could be a bad disk or nerve impingement, or possibly a strained muscles that are spasming, or a host of other things. But to be sure only a good doctor can do the test and find out what is going on! I can sense the frustration that you have in your writing, and I must admit I think your frustration is justified. But so often with these tpye of symptoms, doctors often act slowly and have a kind of wait and see attitude. As often thes symptoms are just temporary and subside and go away on their own. I know that does not help you very much, as like most of us we want our pain to be gone right now! And urgency is a very uncomfortable feeling just in its self!
If you are not satisfied with your Doctors actions, could you possibly go to another doctor for a second oppinion? Also if you develop any problems with incontinences make sure you go to your ER immediately. If nothing else talk with your doctor and explain your uneasyness with his treatment and ask for a referral to another Doctor. You know going to a urologist is not such a bad idea either, as they also are familiar with what nerves are involved in the urinary process and might be of help getting to the bottom of what is going on. If it is your back that is causing your problems your urologist would also be able to order a MRI and further testing, to find out what the problem is.
I know it is frustrating for you, as most of the people here do understand your frustration and can definitely empathize with you! You know we definitely can not fix you as we are not doctors, but we can empathize with you and give you our support and what advice we might have for you. But we are always here and are more than willing to lend you our ears so please do not hesitate to vent! You are not alone when you are here on this forum!
I wish you well and hope you continue to post and let us know how things are going for you!
Good Luck to You
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!