The thread was prompted by another member and im pleased that i looked into this subject because it has led to this post which i hope will be of use and interest for members. Many of us experience bowel dysfunction, lets be honest it goes with the Spinal Cord Injury territory.
Sometimes we can experience additional problems...some are direct nerve damage related and some are additional issues due to the resulting nerve damage. Bowel routines are put in place to alleviate some of these issues and assist with bowel function.
The anal sphincter is a muscle that in normal workings helps us maintain continence, preventing us from bowel accidents. It also functions to assist in emptying the bowels.
A tight anal sphincter can cause difficulty in passing stools and emptying. This will not encourage confidence when going about your daily business and being in fear of having an 'accident' unexpectedly.
From what i can find, this is part of an issue called 'Obstructive Daefacation'....probably meaning 'constipation' due to obstruction ...( im guessing but some sense lol)
I think issue can arise from pushing too much especially because of damaged nerves in that area and because the bowels just dont function effectively due to nerve damage.
Hi Lara, thank's for the info...I've tried to do my on research on this matter and haven't even come close to finding anything like you have described...the link u post come up as a fb page..https://www.facebook.com/finley.jackson.965?fref=ts not sure if it's what u intended...