What could be the cause of sudden back pain? At it's worst it radiated across the mid section of back and brought on severe shakes, vomiting, muscle aches, and burning with urination. Was seen by ER doctor who did blood work, urine test and abdominal x-rays. They thought there was a blockage in small intestine but CT scan did not show this or anything else. Was given pain med, zantac and antibiotics via IV bag but discharged with diagnosis of viral infection because they weren't able to make another diagnosis. Back pain is localized now on left side, have dizziness and weak. Could there be other reasons for these symptoms? Need to start feeling better. Thank you.
There can be many causes of sudden back pain. This can include musculoskeletal causes, kidney causes (i.e. an infection or stone), as well as GI causes (i.e. pancreatitis or an ulcer).
If the CT scan was negative, that may make some GI causes less likely. You can consider an upper GI series to evaluate for the possibility of an ulcer or inflammation that can cause this.
A helical CT scan looking for kidney stones can be considered. A normal urine test would make a kidney infection less like (i.e. pyelonephritis).
To look for musculoskeletal causes, you can consider a back MRI.
These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
I had a burning pain in my back, at the middle and next to my spine. I also had a sore and burning pain in my throat on the left side. I had this condition for quite sometime until my doctor told me it was acid reflux. The acid was burning all the way up my esophagus. I was given pepcid and I feel much better.
i have the exact same lower left side back pain . I have a duadina ulcer( probably spelt wrong ) ( had it for 6 years and take daily meds of zoton 30 mg ) The backpain however is new and follows both a 6 week spell of bells palsy and a viral infection. I have been tested for all sorts and the docs have found nothing . The main concern is that the pain only follows regular bowel movement . If i have no bowel movement ( no pain ) It is more a discomfort than a pain ( more like an ache )
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.