Lower back pain ONLY on right side???

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RoseAnnette
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   Posted 3/28/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone! For the past couple of weeks I have had REAL achy lower back pain but only on my right side.. It comes and goes throughout the day and starts like an achy feeling and gets progressively worse throughout the day.. The longer I sit the worse it gets. It's gotten to the point where I can't hold my 1 year for too long without being in bad pain. I have to get up and stretch at work about every hour to keep the pain away. I am not taking anything for it because I am getting blood work soon and I am also having a Colonoscopy on the 2nd of April. Does anyone experience this back pain on either side? What could this be??? I get so irritated with the pain that it puts me in a bad mood confused
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quincy
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   Posted 3/28/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had pains like that forever, since I was a kid and long before UC. I'd say it's more of a mechanical issue...holding a one year old can exacerbate it.

Have you had x-rays done?

Have you seen even a chiropractor? I see one regularly, and it's amazing how much it helps.

Also, muscle relaxants can help...such as robaxacet.

quincy

RoseAnnette
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   Posted 3/28/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
It's so weird.. It comes and goes but it progressively gets worse.. Are Kidney problems associated with UC or Crohn's??
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blksteeda
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   Posted 3/28/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been told by my GI that lower back pain can be caused by inflamation of the colon....I suffer from it off and on and have very similar symptoms as you...it gets worse the longer I sit. The other day I could barely walk it was so bad and painful but the next day it was virtually gone.

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   Posted 3/28/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
It might just be from holding your little one, that your hip is out of whack. I would try a chiropractor, or physical therapy. I learned an easy move that would put my hip back where it should be and relieve my back pain. It's very subtle but after so many years I can tell when it is starting to slip and it sounds like you describe. I never found the drugs helped me much.

Try laying on your back and bringing your knees up to your chest. If you feel stiffness but then it subsides, it's probably muscular and not your gut.
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Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some. 
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RoseAnnette
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   Posted 3/28/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
But that's the thing... I hardly hold him because I work 40 hour shifts at work. So when I come home I give him hugs and kisses and sit with him but I dont carry him much since the pain started. The pain where it hurts is around my right kidney area, that's why I was wondering if that could be it ??
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Peety
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   Posted 3/29/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I also worried at first that the back pains were my kidneys, but tests showed no problems. It was joints causing muscles to react, deep in where massage couldn't reach! Physical therapy helped a lot.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985. 
Asacol for 20+ years with Prednisone & Rowasa for flares (But nothing since Remicade). 
Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some. 
Remicade started April 2009 (Humira denied) and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow


EVIL EMPIRE
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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to have similar pains, it was unbearable! (Intense sharp pain, lower right side - in the afternoons) It might be the combinations of meds youre taking. I WAS taking Salofalk and Iron pills when i had this pain. different brands of meds ahve different side effects. I told my doc, and he switched me to mezavant, and now no more pain! :)

RoseAnnette
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   Posted 3/30/2010 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on 0 meds, never have taken anything for what I have been going through besides Immodium.. I havent been diagnosed yet. I am going in for my colonoscopy on Friday morning. I am so scared for the results..
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   Posted 3/30/2010 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Frome my understanding unless it's a UTI, most kidney diseases don't cause pain unless it's highly advanced. To me, it also sounds like it's either muscle or spine/hip related. You can try using ice packs to help ease the pain. 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off several times a day. And it's perfectly ok to take Tylonel before a colonscopy - of course you can't take it the day of the scope though.
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RoseAnnette
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   Posted 3/30/2010 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I havent had the pain for about 1 day now.. Instead now I have this INTENSE pressure right behind my anus.. I dont know what it is but it's very uncomfortable... Ugh.. I can't wait to get this test over with so i can finally know what I have.
RoseAnnette
 
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Peety
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   Posted 3/30/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I concur, ICE helps a lot. Not heat...I made that mistake for a while before I figured it out.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985. 
Asacol for 20+ years with Prednisone & Rowasa for flares (But nothing since Remicade). 
Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some. 
Remicade started April 2009 (Humira denied) and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow


personx910
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   Posted 4/22/2013 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Lower right back pain can be resulted from various reasons
check this site out about lower right back pain : http://lower-rightback-pain.com

Chinamomto2
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   Posted 4/22/2013 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I had advice, but I thought I'd jus t tell you that I'm having something very similar. I literally feel your pain. Hope you get relief soon.

Chinamom
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46&crashing
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   Posted 4/22/2013 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you on any meds? When I was taking Imuran, I would wake up in the mornings with bad lower back pain on both sides of my spine. Once I started moving around it would ease up. I have not taken Imuran for more than a week now and I have not had that pain since I stopped it.
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Prednisone: 4/15/13 back on 40 mg after 2.5 months steroid free
Slippery Elm- 1 tsp 2 times daily but stopped 3/13
Ultimate flora 80: 1 daily
Vitamin D w/ Calcium: 1 capsule daily
Never had rectal meds.
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KyleFranklin
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   Posted 5/9/2013 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same thing happening to me. I also have crohn's disease but at first I didn't make the correlation. Just having lower right back pain seemed bizarre to me. But I guess it is pretty common. Eventually I got rid of the pain from the help of doctors and LOTS of stretching. haha. I also found this site (which is pretty much the only out there with good info from what I could find) http://lowerrightbackpainhq.net. It has tons of info and videos. I also had my chiropractor check it out to make sure I wasn't being dumb by believing things I read on the internet.

Oh, and I did try pain killers and while they helped kill the pain, they didn't nothing to treat the condition. So don't fall into that trap.

Post Edited (KyleFranklin) : 7/21/2013 11:55:17 PM (GMT-6)


Emily89
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   Posted 7/9/2013 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having back pains right now as we speak. Mine is not lower right, it's really the whole lower back. I have been dealing with C-diff on top of a month long flare up. When I went to my GI doc before being diagnosed with UC, she asked if I had lower back pain. At that time I don't believe I was on any meds. This leads me to believe it has to do with the inflammation. I like using a heating pad. I feel like it's comforting. It also helps with the abdominal pains. I read on a previous post where someone said to use ice. This might be a stupid question, but which one is the right one to use hot or cold?

Emily

PathogenKiller
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   Posted 7/10/2013 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine was due to inflammation and sacroiliac joint dysfunction as a result. My intestines were adhered to my pelvis due to all the inflammation. Stretching never helped, it actually brought more inflammation. Chiro 2x a week did very little.. Once my intestinal inflammation was addressed I got complete relief. Hopefully your tests will bring you some answers.
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