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Fitness Minutes: (10,367) Posts: 1,133 4/2/13 3:57 P
I experience the same symptoms. I always know when I am going to have a attack because my lower back hurts. It starts out as C and ends up being D. I have a very structured attack which usually takes an hour or so to run its course and then I'm fine but a little worn out.
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Posts: 261 11/26/12 2:01 P
I get horrible muscle spasms in my back near lower back and hip I went to the chiropractor and she told me it was due to my IBS. It only relieves when my bowels finally move.
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Posts: 1,994 11/19/12 11:06 P
I was treated for all sorts of unrelated things before my NEW doctor finally ran the right tests and asked the right questions to discover I had IBS. This poor ailment gets the blame for all sorts of agonies, but I do know my lower back ached very much, (I thought it was ovaries or weight). When I realized how much colon I had, I began to think differently! Your colon surrounds your lower abdomen, all the way around your body, so spasms in it will affect different parts of your body often at random times. However, if persistent pain happens be sure to check with the doc, he or she may need to check it out.
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Posts: 1,745 11/16/12 7:30 A
I have chronic back pain from past MVAs and IBS. However, last fall I really felt unwell and went to emergency where I found out I had an infected gall bladder. I was quite sick until it was removed. Turns out some of that back pain over the years was related to gall stones so you might want to get an ultrasound done just in case.
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Posts: 1,861 11/6/12 7:19 P
I just joined this forum and stumbled upon this discussion.
OMG!!! I cannot believe it!!! I thought I was going nuts. I had no idea that my back pain could be related to IBS . . . . BUT IT IS!!!!
I have pain in my lower back, in the sacrum and hip joints..... feels like barbed wire and all achy.
Thank you!!!! I'm not nuts after all !!!! (well, at least not about this anyway)
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Fitness Minutes: (705) Posts: 24 8/6/12 5:35 A
When I was first diagnosed with IBS I wasn't feeling well all day with a dull back ache and just general feeling of unwell. I had a couple of baths to try to ease the back pain and after the second bath I actually fainted and ended up being taken to hospital because my blood pressure had dropped. Anyway after lots of tests to rule out different things the conclusion was that I had IBS and the back pain was probably caused by the fact that I was constipated most of the time. I also think it could be the excess gas trapped as well. My pain is often lower back but can also move to my sides like a stitchy type pain as well
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Fitness Minutes: (53,447) Posts: 7,585 3/25/12 1:51 A
I have been having some lower back pain lately that sometimes is in my sides too. I also have IBS so maybe it could be related. I never thought about it before.
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Posts: 1,017 3/18/12 12:11 P
I experience different symptoms from lower abdominal pain and bloating to back aches. For me also, it is always worse when my colon or bladder are full!
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Posts: 22 3/14/12 10:16 P
Over this last summer I had a horrendous back injury. Since then, I have noticed that right before my period, I get lower back pain where the injury was. (something I never had before the injury) Also, after eating less strictly than normal, with things like pizza or white pasta, I also had back pain in the same region.
It seems like, whenever anything in that area is full, be it bladder, uterus, or colon, there is pain. The best thing I can try to do is keep things as clear as possible and break down a day or two before my period and take Senna to keep things moving along. (something I usually avoid)
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 288 10/15/11 7:58 P
I forgot about that, but before I began eating wheat free, I used to have back pain from time to time. It would be mainly concentrate in the lower back. At times it would have me in bed for a portion of the day. Not sure what the problem was, but recall thinking at the time it was caused by gas placing pressure into the spine. Just a guess.
Since eating gluten/wheat free though about 5 years ago, it seems that the back problem has gone away.
Don't know if this will be of help, but recall this article about why wheat can cause an excess amount of gas and bloating.
Fitness Minutes: (91,343) Posts: 14,951 10/13/11 9:04 P
Interesting that this topic came up. I have been having back pain on and off for a couple of months. I thought it was kidney related and worried about that. Some days it is achy. Lately it has been a dull ache that doesn't go away too quickly. I should see the chiro again. Maybe this will help.
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Posts: 3,765 10/5/11 10:01 A
I am having lower back pain and I thought I was having an ovary cyst or something, but my dr says no the ovary is fine. Has anyone had the back pain radiate that far around? I am so confused with all these weird colon pains.
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Fitness Minutes: (129,394) Posts: 83,395 9/30/11 3:33 P
I also suffer from back pain when I have an IBS flare up!
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Fitness Minutes: (16,255) Posts: 2,071 9/25/11 6:53 P
I just rejoined this team, I'm having a terrible bout with IBS right now. Bloating, cramping, low back pain, nausea, C & D...I'm trying to figure out what's triggered my guts to rebel against me and hate me this much...tough days...
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Posts: 648 8/30/11 6:21 A
I agree !
Posts: 58 8/26/11 1:20 P
I am currently dealing with back pain, most likely due to some of the exercises I've been doing, but as well from the IBS. I believe it's due to the years I've been almost literally strapped to the toilet due to IBS-D and the pressure placed on my lower spine and hip joints. I am ready to go to a chiropractor again. I went in the past for lower spine and sciatic adjustments. Especially after I had my two children. I am tired of this pain, especially when I am trying to lose weight and it limits the activities I can do. So frustrating.
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Posts: 2 8/25/11 8:42 A
I too have been feeling lower back pain for about a week or so. It radiates to my sides as well at times. Not sure what it is and it does not hurt, it's just an uncomfortable pressure. I started researching last night and didn't find a whole lot of info. Will continue to research and hopefully find something out because I am tired of not felling well all the time.
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Posts: 86 8/25/11 8:11 A
Hello team! I have not been feeling very well this week. Not sure what triggered this but I have been having alot of lower back pain/pressure. I have been reading alot of back issues related to IBS, Does anyone else have this problem at times? It doesn't always seem to be lower back, sometimes it radiates up also. and sometimes I have aching in my joints. I don't feel constipated, but could that be an issue? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance:) sue
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