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Hi !I was just wondering if it's possible that my IBS causes me back pains and sometimes really bad one. I never had back problems before IBS. Is it possible ???? or is it a coincidence???? Please let me know and what can I do to help back & tummy pains.ThanksMiche
 
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Miche:I am trying to find out the reverse of your question. I have had chronic low back pain deep in the tailbone area for about four years now. It came on rather suddenly, and all the tests are negative for disc etc. So I actually posted a question asking if I actually could have IBS rather then a back condition. So fara no on ehas responded to my post, but if they do maybe what I find out may help you. Have you had an IBS diagnosis? I hope you get some answers.
 
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I am going in soon for an EMG and an NCS.That is actually a Nerve conduction study !That can diagnose Pinched nerves any where in your body , it can tell you if you have Carpal Tunnel. It can diagnose Mystenia Gravis (Sp ? ). Amoung many other ailments in that area. Check it out on your search engines . Just type in the above words.I have Back pain and that's the reason for the test's along with numb limbs. Extra back pain during IBS Bowel movements.Talk to your doctor's about these test's.They possibly could help you !
 
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I have had a chiropractor and accupunturist tell me that my IBS is related to my lowerback pain,they feel. When Iam feeling fairly well my back doesn't seem to bother anywhere near as much as when my stomack is acting up. They usually compliment each other. There is a book Iam reading 'HEALING BACK PAIN'by John E.Sarno,MD The mind body connection. I suffer from PTSD which no doubt caused my IBS. Emotions have a lot to do with IBS and back pain. I hope this added a little info to your search. James------------------
 
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sometimes i have terrible lower back pain-I finally found out it's because my bowel is not emptying. As long as my bowels move good-no back pain!
 
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Heat works very well for back and stomach pain. Try a heating pad or hot water bottle. Hot baths work well too. K
 
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I have back pain which seems to be related to constipation. I find, at times, I can hardly straighten up from bending over, from the pain. Once my bowels are emptied, the pain dimishes greatly. The pain seems to settle down low in my back, also with pains in both the left and right lower abdomen.NO FUN!
 
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Thanks For Your comments!!!!!!! I know that pain could get really bad in your lower back. But the worse is when you get both...lower back & Lower tummy.Not enough of one but 2 problems. I guess it's normal because with IBS your intestines contacts and I guess it puts a pressure in our back.I do take hot bath and Tylenol.well hope one day we all feel better!Thanks againMiche
 
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Hi Miche,There are many factors that can contribute to back pain. Have you ever been checked by a Physical Therapist? They will do a detailed evaluation and prescribe the specific exercise program that can help you. A good therapist will go over body mechanics training applied to your activities of daily living. Have you noticed that your posture changes when you are in pain? Your body mechanics will be different as well. This can cause some stress in specific structures in your back and cause back pain.Talk to your physician about it.I hope you all feel better.Treti
 
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Yes. Back pain. Actually, it seems to be groin-hip-low back pain. Very intermittent, always related to an ATTACK. Worse in the AM. Sometimes when I have it, it even hurts to walk.
 
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