What’s Causing Your Abdominal And Back Pain?

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Whether you’re young and spry, older and distinguished, or somewhere in between, lower back pain is no small matter. Many things could potentially be causing lower left side abdominal and back pain, as pain residing in the left lower section of your body could be aroused by complications from within your abdominal wall. In some cases, pain occurring in your abdomen or pelvis can be redistributed to other sections of your body– including your back. Your lower back is one bodily region known for having redistributed abdominal pain.

Causes Of Left Lower Abdominal Pain

Pelvic inflammatory disease, pelvic abscesses, dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, shingles, ovarian cancer, and kidney stones can all create left lower abdominal and lower back discomfort. An abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is a swelling or dilation of the abdominal aorta (one of your body’s largest blood vessels) can also result in lower abdominal and lower back pain.


Left lower abdominal pain and back pain symptoms vary, depending heavily on the root of the pain and the type of body tissue being affected. Some of the common symptoms linked with left lower quadrant abdominal pain and lower back pain involve sharp, stabbing, aching or burning pain in the abdomen, dull or aching pain in the lower back, abdominal tenderness, vomiting, nausea, urination discomfort, or a grouping of fluid-filled blisters that surround one side of your flank.


Treatment for back pain varies depending on the area of the body being affected as well as the cause of the pain. Oftentimes, simultaneous pain in these areas takes care of itself after as little as a few hours. Sometimes, though, abdominal and back pain could require medical intervention. Regardless, if the cause of your pain comes from your abdomen, a certified healthcare expert will conduct a multitude of tests to decide what treatment will be best to address your condition.

Be Aware Or Beware

The Merck Manuals website states that acute abdominal pain, or pain that comes quickly and oftentimes without warning, typically indicates some kind of intra-abdominal illness that might need immediate medical treatment– perhaps even surgery. An abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture can cause lower abdominal and back pain, decreased blood pressure, dizziness and shock, but is also a life-threatening medical emergency that needs to be dealt with immediately.

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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