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Does any other sufferer of IBS also get low back pain especially in the "trigger points" along the belt line in the lumbar region? It has become a daily thing and I am sure it is related to IBS, although IBS is not as bad as in the past, except for gas, which could be a factor in the back pain. Sound familiar? Thanks for your input. CHAZ
 

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Hi canyonclub:There is another thread going on right now about lower back pain, and it seems that a lot of people with IBS experience it. I have it to, but it's due to an old muscle injury, which causes it to spasm now and then.One thing I have noticed about my back, though, is that I carry my stress there, right along the points you mention. If I'm hit with a very stressful situation everthing tightens up in those spots. If I don't destress I'm sure to have a muscle spasm within a day or two.So, yes, your problem could be associated with IBS, or you could have something else going on there. Try to remember what you were doing in the previous 24 hours, to see if there was anything that could have triggered it.JeanG
 
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Thanks Jean......Good to hear I am not alone...I also had an old injury there in the trigger points...has anyone else mentioned trigger point pain that you can remember? Thanks Canyon club
 

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Hi Canyon:None of my docs have mentioned it to me. But that's not surprising since I have an HMO. I've had back problems for 10 years now, and still can't get a referral to a specialist.I hope your back gets better!JeanG------------------Member of "The Advance Guard for the Ozone Rangers".May the "farce" be with you. JeanG
 
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Thanks Jean....it seems to be a relationship that exists between the IBS and the neurologic pain in the trigger points....after thirty years of dealing with the IBS demon....I believe the two are related and mastering one is as important as mastering the other....I can hack it....no prescriptions please....THANKS..CanyonClub
 
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Hi. I've noticed back pain with it sometimes as well. I don't have any old/new back injuries. I assumed it was related, but haven't figured out exactly how yet. I just pump up the water consumption. If you find out anything, let us know.
 
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I also have back pain too, I think it is a nerve pain. Not sure what to do yet. I'm going to start tai chi this week.
 
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I also have low back pain. At first I thought it was due to a kidney infection so I was tested twice - negative. (This has been going on for a year now). So now I have had an upper and lower scope done (just last week) and had a sonogram to check my gallbladder and still I have unexplained back pain. I think it is definitely related to IBS, gastritis, spastic colon, etc. So, now what to do? I will tell my doctor I am fine now, thank you. I'm tried of tests and they can test you to death! So, I guess, live with it! Sorry.
 
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