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Stomach and back pain?

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  • Posted By: toddjazz
  • January 25, 2007
  • 09:04 AM

Can anyone help me.
6 months ago I developed back pain and then shortly after developed stomach pain. My back pain has eased off (but is still present) but my stomach pain intensified and has been constant now for 4 months.
By a MRI scan a bulged disc (L5/S1) was detected. I have seen many many doctors (back specialist, general physician, chiro, physio, gastroenterologist, osteopath, accupuncturist etc.) and had many many tests/scans (CT scan, Abdominal scan, ultrasound, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, lots of blood tests etc.) but noone can find the cause of my stomach pain, which is affecting every part of my life. It can be aggravated by sitting, standing or just even light exertion. Affected area is also very sensitive to touch.
I believe the stomach pain is linked to my back pain in some way because they are triggered together and all other major stomach related illnesses have been ruled out, but no doctor has been willing to investigate this possibility.
Does anyone know what this could be?

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  • I don't know what your test results have been, but I might consider trying to rule out things like diabetes, nephrotic syndrome, celiac. Also maybe look into iron metabolism.some sites to check: lef.org, mercola.com, wholehealthmd, ironoverload.org
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 25, 2007
    • 08:04 PM
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  • Thanks for your reply. I have had 4 lots of blood tests to date and all appears to be normal. All other scans/tests have not revealed anything, except for the MRI which revealed the bulged disc. However, a back specialist said that it was not that bad and shouldn't be causing me this much discomfort. However, the back pain is still with me 6 months later, accompanied by constant and sometimes intense stomach pain. A pharmacist mentioned to me that he had seen numerous cases of this and that it was highly likely that the stomach pain is a result of the back pain. But every other doctor I have seen has discounted this. The pharmacist thinks it might be a spinal issue causing all the pain and suggests that I go to a Chiropractor. Has anyone heard of stomach pain arising from spinal problems and or such pain being helped by a chiro?
    toddjazz 1 Replies
    • January 25, 2007
    • 11:32 PM
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