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What causes lower back pain when diagnosed with IBS?

I have been diagnosed with IBS but I have noticed in the last year when constipated I have pain lower right side of my back. Almost feels like something is stuck there. Well it couple days ago I had the same problem but on the left side causing a constant pain and also like a muscle pain down my leg stopping a couple inches above the knee. Once I was finally able to go the pain stopped. I don t know if this is a concern or if it sounds stupid. I am 59 yrs old and have not had a colonoscopy yet. I recently winged off of opioids about 2 weeks ago was having regular bowel movements and than became constipated. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015
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We understand your concerns

I went through your details. People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sometimes report symptoms that appear to be unrelated to IBS including lower back pain, especially during the night. Lower back pain can be caused by gas, bloating, or constipation. Medications that relieve constipation and gas may ease your back pain in the process.

Check with your doctor before adding over-the-counter dietary supplements to your daily routine. Certain complementary treatments can help make your pain tolerable like relaxation techniques, CBT, meditation, regular exercise etc.



If you require more of my help in this aspect, please use this URL. http://goo.gl/aYW2pR. Make sure that you include every minute detail possible.

Hope this answers your query. Further clarifications are welcome.
Good luck. Take care.
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What causes lower back pain when diagnosed with IBS?

Dear Welcome to HCM We understand your concerns I went through your details. People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sometimes report symptoms that appear to be unrelated to IBS including lower back pain, especially during the night. Lower back pain can be caused by gas, bloating, or constipation. Medications that relieve constipation and gas may ease your back pain in the process. Check with your doctor before adding over-the-counter dietary supplements to your daily routine. Certain complementary treatments can help make your pain tolerable like relaxation techniques, CBT, meditation, regular exercise etc. If you require more of my help in this aspect, please use this URL. http://goo.gl/aYW2pR. Make sure that you include every minute detail possible. Hope this answers your query. Further clarifications are welcome. Good luck. Take care.