5 diseases that are disguised as pain in the back

Fans to warm a sore back should know that their pain in reality can have a totally different origin and warming something in this case is not just useless, and sometimes dangerous. Back pain can be caused by problems with the pelvic organs. For example, in women it is associated with painful menstruation (which have their own reasons) and adhesions and ovarian cysts, inflammation of the appendages, endometriosis, and even with an ectopic pregnancy, which requires emergency care. Warming in all these cases is strictly prohibited.

To find out if everything was okay in the pelvic organs using ultrasound.

Where to go from back pain?

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Traditionally low back pain in our country, decided to go to the neurologist. It is not always correct and do not have: pain in the spine can "show" any of these professionals – physical therapist, surgeon, or physician.


Men with pain in the back should remember how long they check the status of the prostate. The fact that symptoms of chronic prostatitis can be a pain not only in the abdomen and the perineum, but also lower back – often at the same time.

If a sore lower back in men of older age and unknown condition of the prostate, should visit a urologist.


Lower back pain may not have any relation to back she often take pain in the kidneys. This cause should be suspected if back hurt on the sides, roughly in the places where lie the palm, if you stretch them in the back. Moreover, you should think about the kidneys, if a sore lower back on one side. But whatever the nature of the pain – she's pulling, or, conversely, the cutting, when she appeared in the lumbar region, the kidneys should be checked in any case.

If the kidneys, shows the urinalysis and ultrasound.

Don't freeze!

You really need to see a doctor if

  • back pain persist, when you lie down, and my back hurts at night;
  • to a pain fever of the body;
  • pain in any region of the spine occurred after the injury;
  • you are less than 18 and over 60 years of age;
  • you recently recovered from the infection;
  • in addition to back pain, you have numbness;
  • you are taking hormonal drugs;
  • earlier you were treated for cancer.


Pain in the thoracic spine (what people usually describe as "pain between the shoulder blades") can be associated with disorders of the heart until the myocardial infarction. Particularly troubling symptom: the pain is accompanied by cough or any breathing problems. While it is not amplified as in the case of neuralgia. Quick need and in that case, if the pain is diffuse and not accurately show the affected area, if its character does not depend on the posture (back pain usually responds to a pose can subside or increase with change in position of the body) if it does not change when crushed or massage when the pain is felt as pain in the chest, not the back. All it says is "in favor" of a heart attack.

At least in such cases you need to get an EKG and several other cardiac tests, if the situation is not an emergency.

The digestive tract

The back may ache and distress on the part of the digestive system. For example, symptoms of acute pancreatitis are so-called girdle pain, if it hurts not only the abdomen but also the back about the shoulder blades – as if the body in this place, strapped with an iron Hoop. To give under the shoulder blade, can and the pain that is actually associated with gallstones. Lower back pain sometimes gives and intestines. However, in such cases, in addition to pain, there are other symptoms – such, which you can guess where it hurts really. For example, ulcer pain is always in some way tied to food intake have on an empty stomach, or after it gets food. Cholecystitis is often a bitterness in the mouth. And just as with any other disease of the digestive tract: in addition to pain, there is usually something specific.

Explain whether back pain is actually a sign of pathology of the gastrointestinal tract, can the same methods used for the diagnosis of digestive diseases, including ultrasound, gastroscopy, blood tests, stool etc.

How to figure out what's wrong with the spine

Back pain is a universal explanation, which many and calm: it is osteochondrosis. In fact, it is not a disease and does not explain all the diagnosis, but simply a statement of fact: in the spine occur degenerative processes that age you can locate almost any person. In reality, the pain, even if not associated with a lesion of the internal organs can be due to many reasons: it could be problems with the vertebrae, intervertebral discs, muscles, nerves, spinal cord, etc. usually complete information here can give MRI, but all the polls to pass the study doctors do not recommend, especially without direction, trying for their own money "to check all at once." MRI is performed for each of the spine – cervical, thoracic or lumbar, and exactly what you need to see (or even should), know only a doctor.

However, keep in mind that to explain the reason for back pain is not always possible – sometimes the question of why it hurts, and remains unanswered.

This can lead to back pain

  • Lifting and carrying heavy objects;
  • Hours of driving;
  • Uncomfortable bed;
  • Long work standing and sitting;
  • Obesity;
  • The stress and depression.

And that is the prevention:

  • Training the muscles of the back and abdomen;
  • A comfortable chair with lower back support;
  • The ability to adjust the seat in your car;
  • Correct lifting weights (with your legs);
  • Quality mattress and a good pillow;
  • Normal weight.