Beware of back pain

Back pain is caused not only by damage to the lumbar structure but also by stones, kidney infections, fibroids, ulcers ...

Back pain is caused not only by damage to the lumbar structure but also by stones, kidney infections, fibroids, ulcers .

Dr. Tran Quoc Khanh, Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital, Hanoi, said everyone had back pain. Most back pain caused by damage to one or more structural components of the lumbar spine live, osteoporosis . Damage to the organs in the abdomen or sub-frame also causes back pain. If we do not pay attention and comprehensive examination, the risk of missing these injuries.

"The first intra-abdominal injury causing back pain is kidney stones - ureteral stones , " said Dr. Khanh. The kidney is a pea-shaped organ located on either side of the spine. When urine has a high concentration of minerals and salts, stones will form. Kidney stones are not always painful, however, when large stones cause blockage or when stones move in the kidneys and pass through the ureter, they will cause significant back pain. Characteristics of kidney and ureteral stones include pain on one side of the spine, pain associated with nausea, sweating, rolling or dull ache, which may be accompanied by hematuria. The patient needs X-rays or computerized tomography of the abdominal cavity, urinary system to check.

Back pain is also a sign of kidney infection . Bacterial infection enters the urethra from the intestinal tract and upstream to the bladder, kidney, or from a blocked urine stream because of kidney stones, tumors or other urinary tract problems. Kidney infections can cause inflammation and pain in the backs, depending on which kidney is infected. Other symptoms include fever, body infection, cloudiness, and urination.

Back pain also warns of retroperitoneal tumors, uterine fibroids. Post-retroperitoneal tumor is an abnormal tumor that appears between the abdominal cavity and the spine (after the peritoneal), usually causing back pain or accompanying abdominal pain. The retroperitoneal tumor may originate in the fetus, possibly endocrine neuroma, lymphoma, germ cell tumor, or metastatic tumor. Uterine fibroids are solid and often benign tumors that develop on the wall of the uterus. Some patients with fibroids do not experience any symptoms, others may experience lower back pain, irregular periods, menorrhagia or frequent urination.

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that can lead to low back pain. The disease occurs when endometrial, uterine tissue grows outside the uterus, most commonly in the ovaries and fallopian tubes, resulting in low back pain, infrequent but intense and strenuous. The cause of endometriosis is still being studied.

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Low back pain warns many diseases.(Photo: Daily Express).

Back pain is also a manifestation of inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis, appendicitis, and pancreatitis.

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic lesion that leads to inflammation and ulcers mainly in the large intestine, also known as the colon. Symptoms of ulcerative colitis include back and abdominal pain, which can be felt on one or both sides of the body, accompanied by diarrhea, rectal pain and weight loss. The cause of ulcerative colitis is not known, but some genetic and environmental factors may play a part in the pathogenesis.

Another common inflammation that can cause low back pain is appendicitis. Because the appendix is ​​located on the lower right side of the abdomen, pain from appendicitis is usually felt on the right side of the abdomen and the lower back. Symptoms of appendicitis include fever, body infection, bad breath, pressure on the right pelvic area. Appendicitis is a surgical emergency, requiring surgery immediately, to avoid rupture of the appendix causing infection throughout the abdomen, septic shock, death.

Pancreatitis causes lower back pain. The pancreas is a small gland, located over the spine, helping to digest and regulate blood sugar. Pancreatitis can be acute (short term) or chronic (long term) and may cause upper abdominal pain that extends to the lower back, as well as fever, nausea and vomiting. This is one of the complex gastrointestinal diseases, prognosis severe with patients with acute pancreatitis.

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