Can there be a connection between kidneys and back pain? YES! When it comes to back pain there are hundreds if not thousands of reasons why it may be hurting. Although many believe the causes for back pain are usually related to the spinal chord, nervous system and/or muscle inflammations, there is another vary common cause that’s often overlooked. Organs are also known to cause back pain. The most popular organs for causing back pains would be the kidneys. Back pain caused by kidneys are for many the worst back pain imaginable. Back pain symptoms are usually on the lower right or left of spinal chord and that’s why its often misdiagnosed by individuals. There are several kidneys problems that could cause back pain. Here are a couple of the most likely ones to cause lower back pain.
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When it comes to back pain and kidneys the most common problem connecting the two are usually kidney stones. For those of you that aren’t familiar with what kidney are and what they do I can explain it like this. A kidney stone is just that a stone that resemble calcium deposits. As the small stone(s) travel through your kidneys they tear the lining causing you an enormous amount of pain. When I say an enormous amount of pain I mean it! Its speculated that the pain felt by traveling kidney stones are among the top most painful things we humans can experience. The path it travels will dictate the side your back pain symptoms will be.
The sad thing is, once the stone(s) start moving there’s not much that could be done to stop it. It will need to run its course and often stops on and off on its own.
The best thing we can do is try and avoid getting kidney stones in the first place. This can be done by watching the types of foods we eat. This is where knowing what foods are good for your blood type comes in handy. Another great way to reduce your chances of getting kidney stones is by drinking lots of water daily. Drinking water will flush out your kidneys on a regular basis thereby preventing the forming and accumulation of kidney stones.
The second most popular connection for kidneys and back pain would be a kidney infection. The pain caused by this type of infection can be both mild and severe. If a kidney infection is left untreated it could cause permanent damage to your kidneys. Kidney infection symptoms can be back pain and abdominal pain. Please understand this back pain caused by the kidney infection can travel from your back to your front and its often misunderstood. The safest thing to do is go see a doctor for a proper diagnosis
preventive measures for both kidney stones and infections would be a steady intake of water. 8-10 glasses per day would help flush out stones and infections. Keep in mind if you currently have a kidney infection you may want to drink less water. Check with your doctor for the best way to get rid of an already existing infection and or kidney stone.
Best of luck,