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Hello all! I am new here and although I have not been officially diagnosed with IBS, the GI doctor is positive that I do have some type of bowl disease or syndrome. I was wondering, is there anyone else out there that suffers from chronic back pain as well as IBS? I sometimes have a flare up, and then my back just KILLS me! Or vise versa, back hurts so bad it causes a flare up. I just want to make sure I am not alone and if there is any suggestions? I take Hyamax as an antispasmatic. Help? Advise? Thanks!
 

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What has your Dr said about this pain? Also where in your back are you having this pain? Upper, mid or lower back... on the right or left or middle????
 

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I can suffer from lower back pain,i cannot take any strong painkillers,so if its bad i take paracetamol and use a hot water bottle.Sitting straight with a couple of cushions at my back sometimes helps and also at times lying in bed flat on my back eases it a bit.
 

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For several years, I have been going to several different specialist, trying to figure out why I was having lower back pain, and pain down my legs. Turns out, my stomach has been flaring up, putting pressure on nerves in my back causing my lower back pain. The pain shoots and radiates from the pelvic down. It can be excruciating. The stomach pain is more along the lines of below the belly button in the middle.
 

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Does anyone else have back pain that is specific to the lower right side (sort of where the kidney might be located)? I've been having recurring pain in this area and, at first, I thought I was dehydrated, but I drink a lot of water normally (usually 8 glasses minimum/day), so I don't think this is the cause. The pain is almost always in my lower back on the right hand side (never the left).Could this be IBS-related?
 

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I'm having a bad flare up of my IBS at the moment and am in constant pain all over the lower abdomen especially low down on the right and going around to the same area in my back. The amount of times I've pushed my stomach to see if it hurts is silly, all because I'm worrying it's my appendix
 

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I definitely have back/ibs related pains. I have back problems in the mid and a bit lower back and when my back hurts it definitely flares up my IBS. My back hurts right in the area where the nerves to the gut go into the spinal cord, so I assume when that gets aggravated it causes the nerves to be irritated and causes my IBS to get worse. I see a chiropractor to help with the back pain and its also helped a lot with my IBS. I'd say since I started seeing my chiro/naturopath my IBS has improved a lot. I went from severe(D 10+ times a day) to having more good days, less days with D and less pain. So I definitely believe that back pain can make your IBS worse if its affecting those nerves.
 

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Colon pain often causes back pain. It's not a spine problem so it's probably a radiated pain or maybe a muscular one from the physical action involved with attacks. I have back pain for a couple hours after a bad bout of IBS-diarrhea... like today. I learned it's common from my gastroenterologists many years ago when I suffered from severe, active Ulcerative Colitis. Heat helps a little.Good luck.
 
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