What Your Lower Left Back Pain Could Be

Do you have lower left back pain? Could it be back pain or kidney pain, people coming to a doctor with pain on one side of the low back often ask if it is possibly related to their kidneys.

Kidney pain and Back pain (or dorsalgia) are often confused with each other but there are several important differences. While back pain can be dull, aching and continuous or intermittent and sudden, kidney pain usually occurs in waves or cycles and is accompanied with other symptoms like chills, fever and pain while urination. At times, back pain and kidney pain can be similar in symptoms but their causes and indications are very different and can be distinguished clearly after a comprehension consultation and examination by a health care professional.  

Here are some helpful facts that give you an indication which doctor would be most appropriate for consultation.

Treatment for back pain or kidney pain will be determined after an appropriate examination.  Because back pain and kidney pain are serious conditions I advise individuals to avoid self-diagnosing and get it checked out by either a chiropractor (spine health specialist) or an urologist.


Dr. Lori Nuzzi

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