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Lower Back and Kidney Pain

Apr 21, 2008
There are many reasons why people suffer from low back pain, many times it is from some sort of accident or stretching incorrectly. One way you can get or feel lower back pain is from a kidney infection. Pain from a kidney infection can be extreme, radiating into the low back area.

Symptoms and Signs

If you are suffering from an uncomfortable pain in your mid back or lower back and this pain has been going on for a while, you need to go and see your doctor. This could possibly be the sign of a kidney infection or maybe your back has experienced some other trauma.

If you have some of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from a kidney infection:

Fever - Blood in the urine (may not be visible to the naked eye) - Burning feeling during urination - Nausea

Pain from a kidney infection will be in the areas on both sides of the spine and just above your hips. Most doctors press on these areas to see if you are feeling any sensitivity in these areas. The pain may also creep to the waist area.

Physicians will perform a urinary test to check your white blood cells in your urine. The doctor will perform a urinalysis to check this. This is a sign that your body is trying to fight an infection.

Now if you are suffering from lower back pain after you pull a muscle, herniate a spinal disc, or straining your back then you have the answer for the pain. So it will not be from a kidney infection.

Treating a Kidney Infection

When bacteria enters into the bladder and travels to the kidneys will cause a kidney infection. You will suffer from a bunch of symptoms, one of which will be lower back pain. Two forms of kidney infections are:

Acute (strong but short -term) - Chronic (slow buildup but can be long in duration)

You need to make sure that you receive treatment immediately if you suspect that you are suffering from a kidney infection. If you wait for treatment you can damage your kidneys. Antibiotics are usually the main treatment.

If you have a severe case, you may get a shot of antibiotics from your doctor. You may get pain medication and anti-nausea medicine to be prescribed to deal with some of the other symptoms. The tenderness in the lower back will go away when the infection goes away.

Lower back pain treatment

Treating pain from infection will relieve the pain much quicker than treating pain from those caused by trauma. Here are some ways to treat trauma based back pain:

Heating pads - Physical therapy - Topical - Oral pain medication

These treatments are used, along with rest, when back pain is brought on by these types of events:

Stretching - Bending the wrong way - Back spasms - Strains - Herniated disks (disc) - Over doing exercise

As you can see there is a big difference between pain from trauma and lower back pain from a kidney infection.
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