Back and Kidney Pain

Click here to determine if you have Kidney or Back Pain

Are you experiencing kidney or back pain? Learn how to quickly determine the difference. Let me help you determine which one it is and provide some tips on how to eliminate the pain. When your lower back is in pain sometimes it is not clear if the pain is coming from your kidneys or from your back. Back pain is the second most common reason North Americans visit the doctor.  Below I show you why its tough to determine if its kidney pain or lower back pain, the symptoms of kidney pain, symptoms of back pain and how to tell the difference.

Why Its Tough to Determine if Its Back Pain or Kidney Pain

Often people can injur their back and kidney in a car accident or other physical trauma to the lower back and side. When both the kidney and lower back is injured the symptoms overlap and it becomes extremely difficult to identify what the problems are. Even if both your lower back and kidney are not injured its difficult for you to tell which one it is since many of the symptoms overlap.

Kidney Pain Symptoms

Kidney Pain Symptoms

Kidney Pain Symptoms

Your kidneys are located to the right and left of your spine on your lower back, just above your hips. When you have a kidney infection or other kidney problem like kidney failure than this area will be sore. The symptoms of kidney

  • Changes in urine
    • Blood in urine
    • Frequent urination
    • Nocturia (frequent urination at night)
  • Ache in lower Back
  • Swelling around kidneys
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Back/ Flank and abdominal ache
  • Weight Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Skin Rash
  • Metallic taste in your mouth
  • Nausea and Vomiting

If you feel like you are experiencing any of these symptoms then I recommend getting to a doctor ASAP. Kidney infection can lead to kidney failure.

In order to prevent kidney infections in the future there are several techniques. Kidney infection is often due to too many toxins in the body and the kidneys having to work to hard to filter out the toxins. In order to prevent future kidney infections try reducing the toxins in your body.

Here is some great information on how to easily, safely and quickly remove the toxins and avoid future kidney infections….

Help prevent kidney infection

Lower Back Pain Symptoms

Back Pain Symptoms

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Lower back pain symptoms consist of sharp or sudden pain in the back. It can also consist of a gradual general ache in the lower back. The type and intensity of the back pain can vary based on the issue with the back that is causing the pain. Symptoms of lower back pain include…

  • Back pain can come quickly or slowly
    • Sharp lower back pain can last a few days to a few week
    • If back pain last longer than it can be considered chronic
  • Pain radiating down the legs
  • If the back injury is to ligaments of the back then the soreness is usually isolated
  • Sharp pain down the leg is typically assoicted with a herniated disc
  • The pain in the back can be worsened by sitting or standing for  extended lengths of time
  • If the lower back pain is worst in the morning and then gets better that is indication of a muscle injury in your back

If you feel you have lower back pain, then try these lower back pain exercises that can help alleviate back pain.

To stop back pain quickly I recommend following the tips here as they are very effective at stopping back pain. Learn how people have stopped lower back pain in under 21 days – CLICK HERE.

How to tell if lower back pain is caused by kidney infection?

So comparing the 2 problems back and kidney pain there are a few differences in the symptoms that can help determine exactly what the problem is.

The bottom line on telling the difference between Kidney Pain and Back Pain is this…
If you have sharp pain in the back that can get better or worse depending on  the time of day or the activity you are doing it is generally back pain.

If the pain is a constant ache and is accompanied by any symptom of kidney pain such as changes in urine than you likely have a kidney infection.

To protect yourself against kidney infections click here
To help alleviate lower back pain click here