Broken back, L1 L2 fracture, can't poop

Patient : I had a L1 and L2 compression fracture yesterday. I have not pooped in three days now. I struggle with going to the bathroom and I think it's due to my back, since this isn't something that happens regularly to me. Is there anything I can do to assist myself when going to the bathroom? Is this normal for someone with an injury similar to mine?
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