Originally Posted by weaverfam02
maybe you have stomach problems that is causing back pain. I have Crohn's and it causes me to have back pain when my stomach bloats up and hurts really bad. sometimes my stomach hurts w/out the bloating and my back hurts still. Other stomach problems can cause back pain too, say like IBD. When your stomach bloats up it causes pressure on the back, it can be really painful or it can just hurt when your stomach hurts. Gallbladder problems can cause back pain too.
I myself have ulcerative colitis, Crohn's is basically ulcerative colitis that isn't restricted to your colon but can effect any and/or all parts of your digestive system. My middle brother has Crohn's as well and my eldest brother has ulcerative colitis with a colostomy bag. So I suspect there is a genetic component to it.
Personally my doctors won't prescribe NSAIDs in any large dosages and I am limited to the Soma family of antibiotics as tricyclics will aggravate my UC. Stress in and of itself can cause stomach issues and will aggravate your back issues.
One of the things my doctor prescribed for me when I injured my knee and hip in a bicycle accident was an NSAID patch called Flector. Worked wonderful though there is no generic form of it, so it cost me $75 a box after insurance. Basically it passes the medication though the dermis instead of ingesting it.
So if your meds are causing stomach issues ask your doctor about alternate means of delivery like patches injections etc.
Also there is a thing called opiate induced constipation. So that can be painful as your bowel movements can become dense and compacted. Sometimes feels like you tore something during your bowel movement, and it actually can cause tearing and bleeding.
Everything seems to be interconnected especially when it comes to back issues. Even my respiratory system is effected by my back issues when it hurts to breathe. I've often had the thought "I'd rather not take a breath if I can avoid it, it hurts so bad."