Make an appointment:
(i.e. Dermatologists)
Choose a Specialty
No Results

Is my diarrhea associated with my lower back pain?

I was having some lower back pain that I thought was just from the way I was sleeping or my mattress. Now I have diarrhea for three days now too. Could it have something to do with the lower back pain? Any kind of connection there could be?
Low back pain is a very common problem to have. Most cases are caused by muscle sprains or strains in the ligaments in the lower back (called a lumbar strain). These often occur after lifting something heavy. Other causes of low back pain include a slipped disc, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease (among many others). None of these causes of low back pain are associated with diarrhea. Diarrhea is most often caused by some dietary issue that you GI tract does not agree with or a GI infection. Sometimes diarrhea can cause severe pain, but this pain is most often located in your abdomen (not in your back). Thus, I would say that the two are unlikely to be related. Both of these are problems that I think you should have looked at. Thus, I suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. He or she can examine your lower back and determine what the cause of your pain is. Most causes of low back pain do not require imaging to figure out. You can also discuss your bowel issues. Your doctor will want to know how often you are having diarrhea and if there is any blood with it. I hope both of your issues get better soon.
This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Medical professionals who provide responses to health-related questions are intended third party beneficiaries with certain rights under ZocDoc’s Terms of Service.

Nearby Doctors

  • Dr. Samrah Mansoor
    Dr. Samrah Mansoor MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    9415 E Harry St
    Wichita, KS 67207
  • Dr. Sitha Miller
    Dr. Sitha Miller MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    943 N Andover Road
    Andover, KS 67002
  • Dr. Ron Marek
    Dr. Ron Marek DO
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    1901 N. Maize Road
    Wichita, KS 67212

Other Doctors