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  How Constipation And Back Pain Are Related
  Are you aware that the soreness you are feeling in the lower back region may be
related to the constipation you are experiencing? On the flip side, are you aware that
having back pains can cause constipation?
  While most people are comfortable and open in discussing their back pain,
constipation to date remains to persist as an embarrassing subject that most people
rarely talk about. Because of this, the relationship between constipation and back pain
is not widely known.
  That 鈥檚 right! Either one can cause the other. Therefore, it is very important for
all of us to have a better understanding of the relationship between constipation and
back pain, while working toward developing healthier habits and choices to care for
our backs and digestive system.
  How Constipation Can Cause Back Pain Constipation is a term used to describe
having infrequent bowel movements and it affects many people every dayy. While the
most obvious constipation symptom is difficulty in having regular bowel movements,
another prevalent symptom is back pain. Most of us will experience some sort of pain
or discomfort in our backs at some point in our lives, and constipation could be one of
the underlying causes.
  Typically, back pains occur when you are lifting something too heavy, or when you
are twisting too suddenly, or even sleeping in an awkward position. Our everyday
motions of walking, running, bending and sitting, continuously impact the lower back
area.
  Now, when you add the weight of an impacted colon to your daily activities, the
added pressure on your lower back while walking, running, and sitting will result in
greater strain. More specifically, when a person becomes constipated, it basically
means accumulated waste has led to an impacted colon. In more severe cases, the
bowels swell to the point where they 鈥檙 e actually pressing against nerves in the
lower back. As the nerves are compressed, they send shooting pains and spasms
throughout the lower back area and occasionally down the legs as well.
  By mentioning the added weight of an impacted colon, you might think it 鈥檚 only
in cases of more severe impaction that back pain is experienced. Not necessarily! The
fact is, even minor cases of constipation can involve back pain. Therefore, when your
lower back feels greater strain due to having an over-full, constipated colon that has
yet to be cleansed and eliminated, you will undoubtedly experience pain, which in
turn will hinder your daily natural movements.
  How Back Pain Can Cause Constipation
  A recent study suggests that 60-80% of people will experience lower back pain at
some point in their lives.
  The back has many muscles attached to, intersecting, or covering the spine. The
spine itself is made up of an elongated, curved stack of bones called vertebrae. These
vertebrae are basically circular in form and between each of them is a special disc.
These discs are composed of rubber-like tissue and provide flexibility of the spine.
Without this flexibility, we wouldn 鈥檛 be able to bend over, twist, sit, or walk.
  Along with the discs, we have strong ligaments spanning from vertebrae to vertebrae
for added support. The spine also has the critical job of protecting the spinal cord,
which sends messages back and forth between the body and the brain, so we can see
the logic of having spinal 鈥渁 rmor 鈥?shielding it.
  Now, when you suffer from a back injury due to sports injuries, accidents, work
related injuries involving heavy lifting, or a sudden jerk, you will experience back
strains. According to APA, sometimes the simplest of motions such as picking up a
pencil from the floor 鈥?can also have painful results. That said, having such back
strains disturb the lower intestinal nerves. The lower intestinal nerves stimulate bowel
movements. Once your lower intestinal nerves are disturbed and you are experiencing
irregular bowel movements, you may have constipation. Simplified, back pain can
cause constipation!
  Additional Facts:
  1.Individuals suffering from back pain are in many cases prescribed codeine to help
with pain management. Codeine is a painkilling narcotic that can also unfortunately
cause constipation as one of its side effects. 2.Constipated individuals have been
known to herniate discs from straining too hard when trying to force a bowel
movement 3.Pregnant women routinely face constipation along with back pain.
Constipation and Back Pain Symptoms
  There are a number of causes of constipation that can potentially lead to back pain.
Back muscle spasm, spinal stenosis, and herniated discs are some of the conditions
that can cause constipation leading to severe backache. Back pain and constipation
can also be related to dehydration and taking medications, as mentioned above such as
painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs.
  Other potential constipation symptoms that accompany back pain are chronic
diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, bloating, and stomach discomfort. If you are looking
to find out if constipation is the source or cause of your back pain, look for the
following list of persisting symptoms:
       he pain is constant and doesn 鈥檛 improve by resting your back or lying down.
      udden development of the pain that most likely travels up the back into the chest
area, and you are under 20 years old or over 55 years old                  ou experience
weakness or numbness in your legs, feet, or buttocks.           ecurrent loss of appetite,
nausea, etc. that affects your diet pattern       roblems in the bowel movement with
increased pain. A common symptom for both constipation and back pain is STRESS!
Try not to allow financial, relationship, and job stresses consume you and your health!
Bottom-line, pain is always a signal that something is wrong. Consult a qualified
natural healthcare practitioner if you have any of the above mentioned symptoms.
  7 Helpful Hints & Tips for Relieving Constipation and Back Pain The list of tips
below will all help you get constipation relief.
  1.Constipation and back pain can each be distressful, but when combined they can
be unbearable. Always remember that it 鈥檚 important to attack the root cause of the
pain and not the symptom. 2.Posture and regular exercise are two key elements in
maintaining both back and digestive health. 3.Drink lots of purified water (not tap
water); avoid dehydrating colas, coffee, and especially alcohol. 4.Eat regularly and
develop an organic diet with plenty of raw fibrous fruits, vegetables, raw nuts and
seeds. Avoid constipating foods like dairy and meat products high in fat, refined
sugars, processed foods and fried foods. 5.Raise your feet with a footstool when you
are sitting on the toilet. Foot elevation places the bowel at a better angle for passing
stool easily. 6.Thoroughly examine your sleeping conditions. Invest in not just an 鈥
渙 kay 鈥?bed but the best one you can afford. Getting a great night 鈥檚 rest is
critical to keeping the body in proper working order. 7.STRESS LESS! Don 鈥檛
allow financial, relationship, and job stresses to consume you and your health! 8.Read
my book 鈥淭 he Green Body Cleanse 鈥?for completely changing your life. 9.Try
taking an oxygen-based intestinal cleanser like Oxy-Powder 庐. Oxy-Powder 庐 has
been clinically proven to relieve constipation, and help keep your bowels moving
regularly.
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