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Muscle and Nerve Problems

A person with severe, lifelong constipation finally receives an accurate diagnosis. He is missing some nerves in his lower digestive tract, resulting in sluggish and intermittent peristalsis (rhythmic contractions of the digestive system wall). How can a problem with muscles really be a problem with nerves?

I just need a simple answer.