Diverticulitis and Back Pain: Causes of the Disease

Published Categorized as Pain Management

Diverticulitis and back pain are closely associated. Is this even possible and is it true that back pain is a standard symptom for the digestive system malfunction?

The moment pouches start to outwardly protrude from the wall of the colon, the person is suffering from diverticulosis or the diverticular disease. If any of these pouches is inflamed and infected, the infection is known as diverticulitis.

People can have many pouches protruding and still feel fine. Nevertheless, if one of them is infected, it may be a painful experience.

Generally, diverticulitis is identified as a pouch inflammation inside the colon known as diverticulosis. If infected, it may result to malfunctions on the digestive process and the large intestine.

In the event where more than one or one of the pouches are either infected or inflamed, it results to severe fever, nausea and abdominal pain. In addition, there is a bowel movement abnormality including cramping, bloating and diarrhea or constipation.

Resources found online fail to identify the pain on the lower back as an indication for diverticulitis. However, a majority of diverticulitis patients complain of back ache. Logically speaking, a correlation of Diverticulitis and lower back pain exists.

A majority of digestive tract problems can sometimes cause back pain because when we experience abdominal pain; the most common symptom of any of the digestive diseases, the pain normally is found at the back.

Diverticulitis and lower back pain may go hand in hand because diverticulitis causes lower abdomen pain. However, not all the back pains come as a result of diverticulitis. In reality back pain may come as a result of some other diseases.

As a matter of fact, after flu and cold, back pain is the other dangerous symptom. It could be an indication of a complication or ailment.Some examples of the possible diseases include kidney diseases, appendicitis, pelvic infections, bladder infections, ovarian disorders and aneurysms.

In most cases, back pains are more severe than we think. Whether or not one has diverticulitis, when experiencing recurrent and excruciating back pain the person ought to consult a doctor.

What are the Causes of Diverticulitis?

It is believed that lack of the dietary fiber is responsible for diverticula which are outward protruding pouches on the colon. Stool is made soft by fiber.

Without enough consumption of dietary fiber the stool becomes hard and this can cause strain or pressure to the colon since the muscles tend to push down the stool.

The pressure causes the occurrence of diverticulitis. When the weak spots found on the outside layer of the colon muscle gives way as a result of the stuff found on the inside layer squeezing through.

Even though, no substantial clinical evidence exists to prove that there is a link existing between diverticulosis and dietary fiber, experts argue that there is convincing circumstantial evidence.

Studies have proven that in the areas of the world where there is a large intake of dietary fiber like South Asia or Africa, the diverticular disease is not common.

Similarly Diverticulitis and lower back pain is very common in the western countries with lower intake of dietary fiber.

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