5 diseases that masquerade as back pain

The fans of the heat sick back, it's worth knowing what your pain is, in fact, may have very different source and warm-up, in such a case, it is not only useless, and sometimes dangerous. The back pain can be caused by problems in the pelvic organs. For example, for women, it is is related with painful periods (which have their own reasons), and the points, and with ovarian cysts, inflammation appendages, endometriosis, and even ectopic pregnancy, which already requires an emergency. Heats up in all of these cases expressly prohibited.

Find out if everything is in order in the pelvis, can be with the help of ultra-sound.

Where to go with pain in your back?

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Traditionally, back pain in our country, I accept to go to the doctor-neurologist. This is not necessarily correct, and does not, necessarily: the pain in the spinal region can "show" any one of these professionals – medical therapy for exercise, surgeon, or family doctor.

The prostate

Men, when is the pain in the back, it's worth remembering how long ago they verify the state of the prostate. The fact is that the symptoms of prostatitis chronic it can be a pain, not only in the lower part of the belly and in the groin, but and lower back – and often this happens at the same time.

If the loin pain of older men, and does not know the state of the prostate, it is worth a visit to the urologist.


Low back pain may not have any relationship with the back – to it often take the pain in the kidneys. This reason is worth a suspect, if the pain in the back and on the sides, indicative of the places where you put the palm of your hand, reach to the limits for them in the back. More worth to think about the kidneys, if the loin pain on one side. But whatever was the nature of the pain – she's pulling, or, vice versa, cut that it arose in the lumbar region, the kidney needs to verify in any case.

If the kidney, show the urine test and ultra-sound.

Do not brush!

You only need to see a doctor, if

  • the back pain does not go away when you lie down, and the back pain during the night;
  • in the midst of the headaches has increased the temperature of the body;
  • the pain in any department of the vertebral column arose after the injury;
  • you have less than 18 and over 60 years of age;
  • you recently experienced the infection;
  • in addition to back pain, you are celebrating numbness of the limbs;
  • you are taking hormonal medication;
  • before you were treated for cancer.


The chest pain of the vertebral column (what people generally described as "a pain between blades") may be related to disturbances in the functioning of the heart and even myocardial infarction. Especially alarming symptom: pain accompanied by cough or any problems with breathing. However, it is not reinforced, as in the case of neuralgia. An ambulance is required and, in case, if the pain shed and it is not possible to show exactly where it hurts, if your character does not depend on the posture (pain in the column, generally, responds to the posture, you can decrease or maximized when you change the position of the body), if it does not change when rubbing or massage, if the pain is felt more as a pain in the chest, and not in the back. All of this, he said, "in favor of" heart attack.

At least in these cases, it is necessary to make an ELECTROCARDIOGRAM and a series of other tests heart, if it is not an emergency.


Spin can hurt and due to problems on the part of organs of digestion. For example, a symptom of acute pancreatitis are so-called ready pain, when the pain is not only the belly, but and rotate approximately under the shoulder – as if the body in place stuck to the iron hoop. Give under the putty knife can and pain, that, in fact, related to gall stones. Back pain, sometimes it gives and the intestine. However, in such cases, besides the pain, there are other symptoms – such, in which you can imagine, where it hurts in fact. For example, in the case of the pain always somehow is linked to the acquisition of food, or it occurs with an empty stomach or when you come for the food. Cholecystitis, is often the bitterness in the mouth. And exactly the same as with any other GASTROINTESTINAL disease: beyond the pain, there is usually something more specific.

To clarify, they are not pains in the back, in fact, signs of the pathology of the GASTROINTESTINAL tract, can be the same methods that are used to diagnose diseases of the digestive tract, ultrasound, gastroscopy, blood tests, stool, and PR.

How to understand that it is not so with the column

The back pain has no explanation universal, the many: this is the osteocondrose. In fact, it is not a disease and does not explain all the diagnosis, but only a statement of fact: in the vertebral column occur degenerative processes, which with age can detect virtually any person. In reality, the pain, even if it is not related to lesion of internal organs, can be explained in terms of mass ratio: this can be a problem with the vertebrae, with the intervertebral disks, muscles, nerves, spinal cord, and PR. generally, the complete information, then, can give an mri scan, however, all without exception, carried out this research, doctors don't recommend – especially without direction, trying to by his own money "to test everything at once". Magnetic resonance imaging is made with the base of the spine – cervical, dorsal or lumbar spine, and that, specifically, you need to see (and you need something), just know the doctor.

However, it is worth bearing in mind that to clarify the cause of pain in the back, it is not always possible – sometimes it's a question, why it hurts, and that remains without answer.

This can cause pain in the back

  • The rise and weight transfer;
  • Hours driving of the machine;
  • Uncomfortable bed;
  • A long working in standing and sitting;
  • Obesity;
  • The stress and depression.

And is prevention:

  • Exercise the muscles of the back and stomach;
  • Armchair with lumbar support;
  • The possibility of adjusting the chair in the car;
  • The correct weight lifting (with the support of the foot);
  • The quality of the mattress and a good night's rest;
  • The normal weight.