Back pain with crohns

by sarah
(ca)

does crohn's cause severe lower back pains?????????? also does crohn's effect the nerves????

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BACK PAIN WITH CROHN'S

by John
(Mesa AZ)

My son was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in October of 2010.
After a bowel resection in May of 2011, he has done very well (currently on Humira and Asacol).

He periodically develops back pain but not nearly to the extent or severity he had
prior to surgery.

Is back pain common with Crohn's?

One more question:
how do you know if Crohn's is flaring and what is the best way to
treat it? Just want to be prepared for when that day comes.

Thanks,

John

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Back pain
by: Rich M

Im sorry to hear about your sons condition. My wife and son have Crohns as well. My wife has had it for about 29 years, she's 51 and My son he's 31, about 7 years. He has a little back pain and my wife has debilitating back pain. They recently diagnosed her with Fibromyalgia as well. We've tried heating pads, Ben Gay, many things to no avail. She started taking Lyrica and that seems to help a lot. Helps with some of the headaches too. She gets a lot of those. We can only hope someday they find a cure for this horrible disease. It's completely reshaped our lives. The best your son and your family.

Back Pain and Flare-Ups
by: Annette Young

Hello,

Thank you for your question.

I am glad that your son is doing well on his medication and the answer to your question is yes, many people do seem to suffer with back pain as a symptom of their crohn’s and it may be to do with the inflammation of joint pain but I always recommend that people go to see their doctor to check out that there is nothing else occurring as well. The symptoms with crohn’s disease vary from individual to individual and typically include:

Abdominal pain
Diarrhea
Rectal bleeding
Fever
Vomiting
Joint pain
Weight loss

Some people only experience a few symptoms, while others experience a multitude and the disease can become extremely aggressive. Smoking is extremely bad for crohn’s sufferers and alcohol intake should be restricted too. As regards diet, the best way of coping with crohn’s and avoiding nasty flare-ups is to eat easy to digest foods such as: chicken or turkey breast (high in proteins) or prepare a salmon alternative.

Pureed foods including fruits such as papaya or bananas are also good and place less pressure on the digestive process. Your son could also try nutritious soups such as parsnip, pumpkin, carrots and if the fresh ingredients are pureed, they will become easy to digest too. Oatmeal is a good option too as it has soluble fiber and it absorbs water. It passes more slowly through the digestive tract. Eggs are also a great source of protein but go for the less greasy option and opt for boiled or scrambled eggs.

Unfortunately, flare-ups cannot be predicted so the best way to deal with them is to try to live a lifestyle that will have a lesser aggravating effect and yet to still provide a nutritious diet to help the body to heal. Sometimes it can be a limiting disease and flare-ups are especially painful but there are things that your son can do to help himself. Eat well – with the view of ease of digestion, avoid hot and spicy foods, alcohol, cigarettes and in some cases, stay off dairy, plus exercise when possible and avoid stress.

I hope this helps? If anyone else has any tips to share regarding crohn’s management, please do as every little bit of information can help.

Flare
by: Anonymous

For flares, only serve "safe" foods that are easily digestible such as low-fat proteins and cooked but previously frozen vegetables. But a Mom would know which foods agree with her son. Also go for a walk with him after supper to relax. During a flare, emotions run high.

Back Pain
by: Rich

My wife has had Crohns for about 25 years. The older she gets the more severe the back pain. They say it's common with the disease. It just comes out of nowhere and can last for days or just hours. Like the rest of the disease theres no rhyme or reason, it just happens. Good luck to your son.

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My son complains of neck, back, and muscle pain...doctors say there is nothing wrong

My son has been complain of neck, back and muscle pain for years...I ve had test blood and X-rays done on him and the doctors keep saying their is nothing wrong with him. My son is 12 now. I feel their is something wrong with him but the doctor are not seeing it.

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back pain with chrohns

i go to pain clinic for bad back pain. they told me its accosated with chrohns, does any one else have this problem.

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Back pain too
by: Shelly

15 years ago, about 10 years into my disease with crohn's I had horrible back pain. I went to the Doctor's and after x-ray's and tests said I had arthritis which was a result of my Crohn's. Crohn's is an inflammatory disease as well as arthritis. Be careful with sugar as this substance is a leader in causing inflammation. Talk to your physician about the possibility of arthritis and treatment. Study your diet and any influences it may have for flare-ups. My pain was worse in the mornings and would lessen throughout the day. People don't realize the impact some foods have on our health. I wish you luck and hope your back pain will soon be under control. My back pain lasted a few years but honestly haven't had any problems for quite awhile now.

Back Pain
by: Charlene

I was Diagnosed in February with Crohn's/Colitis, treatment Methotrexate (chemo) and Prednisone (steriods), July I started having alot of pain in my hips and one knee, I thought it was a resault of the steriods, but the more info I read on Crohn's, joint pain was listed as a side effect.

Back Pain
by: Cheryl

I get very bad back pain when my stomach is about to erupt. I will know that I'm about to spend alot of time in the bathroom if my back starts up. However lately I have tried laying on the couch with a heating pad and reading a book or watching Tv (or both) does ease the back pain some what. Thats if it starts later in the day. If my back hurst during the work day I just have to live with it. Sucks

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by: Willi

I had back pain for years and stomach problems, and when they were doing all the uncomfortable tests for IBD-crohn's disease they discovered Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). The first signs were spotted in the Sacroiliac joints(lower back). Its common for a certain percentage of crohn's people to also have A/S. After the crohn's disease was determined to be somewhat under control the Gastro Specialist sent me to a Rheumatoloist(spelling maybe bad)specialist who diagnosed me with the A/S. I am now on prednisone and getting ready for my third Remicade(biologic). Remicade treats both the back/spine problems and crohn's disease. The idea of putting me on the Remicade is so that they can and are weining me off the prednisone. I still take my other crohn's disease medications such as the pentasa and bentyl. It is a good idea to check further into what is causing you the back pain because the sooner you slow down A/S the better off you are in the future. By the time it was discovered in me, it has progressed from the lower back all the way up my neck to the base of my skull. I have some places that are fused and am losing mobility. Not saying that you have A/S just saying you should push the doctors to find out. GO TO Spondylitis Association of America on your computer to find out more.

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Back Pain

by hubbystummyhurts

My husband recently has complained of back pain, like his kidneys are sore. Could this have something to do with his Crohn's?

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back pain
by: louise37

hi there it could be kidney stones unfortunatly chrons can cause these and gallstones I know this as I have Chrns and now also have both kidney and gallstones both of which have been caused by chrons (a statement by my gastro surgeon)

crohns back pain
by: tony

hey there how r u;i have had crohns now for about 10 yrs and yes i can hav severe dull pain towards the lower extrmities of my back. but that doesnt mean that it is the crohns although in my case i believe it is,have him checked by a specialist not a gp,just to be sure its nothing else.i hope i hav been of some help to you

back pain from crohn's is normal
by: Anonymous

Hi there
i have crohn's. i've had it for 7 years now. I did suffer from lower back pain. i went to the doctors and he said my colon was inflamed and gave these pills that worked like a charm. yes back pain is caused from crohn's. i forgot the name of the pills but have your husband see his doctor about his colon. my doctor was able to feel on the side of my tummy and it was sore. i hope this helps good luck

Back pain and Crohn's
by: Marissa

I know that when I get that cramping pain in my stomach that I get back pain as well. My lower back right around my kidneys usually gets very tight and sore. Massage usually helps me. It release some of the tension that builds up from the pain.

Re: kidney pain
by: Rachel

Back during the two years I was slowly being diagnosed, my kidney-areas really hurt. I never learned exactly what that was, but after I got my Crohns under control it magically disappeared.

Pain Like Kidneys
by: Willi

Have read where Crohn's disease can interfere with internal organs other than the intentines. But my pain turned out to be Ankylosing Spondylitis. A/S and Crohn's disease work hand in hand with many people. But sounds like questions to be asking your doctors.

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Back Pain

by Sheila
(Noblesville)

I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease last November. One of my chief complaints is back pain and body aches in general. Recently I have developed issues with my sciatic nerve and major pain going down my leg. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this part of the disease or something else?

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Back Pain
by: Alina

Hi, my Crohn's was diagnosed due to extended throbbing lower back pain. In my case, it looks like my Crohn's has triggered ankylosing spondylitis. I also have knee pain, accompanied by swelling.
What worked miraculously for me was B3. I remember the night after the 1st day I took it: i could finally sleep all through the night without waking up from pain at all. Make sure you take B3 that doesn't provoke a flushing effect - it's called Niaciamide.

What also worked great in my case is Zn-Carnosine. It took my lower back pains like magic!!! I personally rotate them: 2 weeks one, 2 weeks the other.

Good luck!!!!

Back and Joint Pain
by: Anonymous

I have terrible back and deep joint pain. Part of mine is degenerative disk and facet joint disease but the deep joint pain is the crohns. It is so painful and of course having crohns you know we can not take anti inflammatories. You may want to try putting a memory foam on your mattress. I take Klonipin for the deep joint pain and it helps.

I have crohn's for 11 years. The deep joint pain started about 3 years ago.

Good Luck and feel better.

Back and Joint Pain
by: Anonymous

I have terrible back and deep joint pain. Part of mine is degenerative disk and facet joint disease but the deep joint pain is the crohns. It is so painful and of course having crohns you know we can not take anti inflammatories. You may want to try putting a memory foam on your mattress. I take Klonipin for the deep joint pain and it helps.

I have crohn's for 11 years. The deep joint pain started about 3 years ago.

Good Luck and feel better.

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