Bloating can be described as a condition in which the abdomen is filled up with gas or air. This usually makes the stomach bigger, tensed, rigid and hard to touch. This condition causes a lot of discomfort in the affected person. This pain might also migrate to the back. The back, especially the lower back serves as a support and also stabilizes the body, so it’s not strange to feel some discomfort in the back when you have a bloated stomach. The pain isn’t the same for everyone, it varies in severity, and this largely depends on the cause of the condition.
What Is Back Pain?
Back pain is not a disorder, but a symptom of some diseases or disorders. These diseases cause back pain because they affect some components of the back muscles, ligaments, nerves and bone parts. Some of the common causes of back pain are structural problems such as injuries of the vertebral discs, compression of the discs and so on. Also, the discs can herniate or rupture, which could lead to the compression or injury of the nerves. Patients might present with symptoms such as pain, tingling sensation, or numbness of the affected part. Below are some of the symptoms you should not ignore when noticed;
- Back pain that intensifies at night.
- Pain that is associated with an excruciating sensation in the abdomen
- Back pain associated with fever and weight loss
What Is Abdominal Bloating?
As earlier described, this occurs when there is gas or air in the abdomen. The gas becomes released when during the breakdown some undigested food. However, there are other causes of abdominal bloating. Some of them include the accumulation of fluid in the abdomen due to hypoalbuminemia. Other causes are tumours, chronic pancreatitis, hepatic diseases, infection, perforation of the gastrointestinal tract.
Lower Back Pain And Constipation And Bloating
- Premenstrual syndrome: This is a condition that occurs in women. It describes the changes in women just before they start their menstrual cycle, and can also occur on some days of the cycle. Women usually experience some alteration in their behavior, emotion and even in the health. The premenstrual syndrome usually begins about five to ten days before their menstrual cycle starts and leaves when the menstruation starts. The etiology of this syndrome is not known yet, however, it has been attributed to the surge in the female sex hormones. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone increase significantly during this period. Affected women usually present with abdominal bloating, and also back pain. The severity of this condition varies in different people. Other symptoms of this syndrome are headaches, diarrhea, tiredness, depression, anxiety, constipation, altered sleep patterns and so on. You should contact your physician when this condition starts affecting your daily life, or if the signs and symptoms don’t resolve after some days.
- Irritable bowel syndrome: This medical condition is also known as the irritable It’s a group of intestinal symptoms that happen together. The severity is always different in people. This disease rarely causes any damage to the intestines, nor does it increase the risk of developing other diseases such as cancers. Women tend to have the irritable bowel syndrome when they’re on their period, however, men can have this condition at any time. Some of the signs and symptoms of this disease are abdominal pain, especially after some gastrointestinal movement. In addition, there are also some changes in the consistency of the stools. There is no permanent cure for this disease, however, physicians do provide symptomatic treatments, to reduce the pain. There are also some activities patients can do, even from the comfort of their homes, to improve their symptoms. Some of these activities include frequent physical exercise, consuming less amount of food, reducing stress, and decreasing or totally eliminating spicy foods.
Lower Back Pain And Bloated Tummy
- Gallstones: The gallbladder is an organ in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. It’s just below the liver, and its function is to store and release bile. However, there are cases when stones develop into different sizes in the gallbladder. This can be as a result of excess cholesterol in the body, or calcium salts. The exact cause of the condition is not known yet, however, excess cholesterol and calcium salts have been implicated to be the reason for the formation of these stones. Some of the symptoms of gallstones are abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and indigestion. The symptoms of gallstones are also known as biliary colic. The treatment of this disease depends on the size of the stone. If the stone enough to cause pain, then your physician might likely suggest surgery.
Bloated Stomach And Back Pain
- Fibromyalgia: This is a chronic disease in which the affected person experiences discomfort and pain in the musculoskeletal system. This includes pain in the bones, joints, and muscles. Patients present with symptoms such as long-term tiredness, pain and dullness in the lower part of the abdomen, anxiety, dullness, insomnia and so on. Just like the diseases mentioned earlier, the cause of this disease is not known yet, however, there are some factors that increase the risk of this disease. Some of these factors include genetics, infections, physical and emotional stress, mechanical traumas and so on. The treatment procedure of fibromyalgia focuses on reducing the pain and generally improving the well-being of the patient. Some of the medications your physician might administer are analgesics. Examples of these pain relievers are aspirin, ibuprofen and so on. In addition, antidepressants and antiseizure drugs can also be prescribed.
- Poliomyelitis: This is a viral disease that attacks the nervous system. It’s also known as polio. This disease causes symptoms such as abdominal bloating, back pain. The abdominal bloating is caused by the accumulation of air or gas in the abdomen. On the other hand
Other causes of bloating and back pain are;
- Ovarian cancer
- Celiac disease
- Ovarian cysts
- Ectopic pregnancy
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