Kidneys and Back Pain. What’s the connection?

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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

Let’s recap,

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,

As always I and others would love to hear about your experiences and/or questions. Please leave comments below.






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4 thoughts on “Kidneys and Back Pain. What’s the connection?

  1. I have heard that eating spinach may contribute to kidney stones. Is there any truth to it?

    So far I didn’t know that back pain can be caused by kidney stones, thought it’s mostly due to incorrect sitting posture. Will take note to drink more water, thanks for sharing.

    • I heard that too, but after digging deeper into it. I found that certain foods like spinach have varied effects based on blood type. Even if spinach isn’t a positive food for your blood type I have yet to stumble on hard evidence supporting the theory that spinach contributes to kidney stones. I’ve also heard that of black pepper.

      If you would like more info on what foods might be better for your blood type just send me your blood type and I’ll research it for you.

      Cheers

  2. This is interesting for me since our class recently studied about the kidney and some of its malfunctions. This is a great way to instil the importance of drinking water 8-10 times every day. Also, what are the chances that kidney stones and kidney infections are fatal?

    • Kayn,

      Thank you for the feedback. What a great question. Yes if kidney stones are left untreated it could cause systemic poisoning. Its always best to get medical attention as soon as possible. Even get a second opinion when you can. If you know anyone suffering please make sure they get help.

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