Back Pain and Constipation Are They Linked?
The typical back pain constipation symptoms are: infrequent bowel movements (this varies by individual), and pain or difficulty when trying to pass stool. It is common for lower back pain and constipation to be linked. However, in the vast majority of cases, the symptoms are less severe and usually the result of consuming greasy foods and alcohol or perhaps a reaction to new medication.
The appearance of abdominal cramps with constipation will generally indicate at least a mild fecal impaction. It is quite common for a fecal impaction to form where the large intestines and rectum meet—a narrow passage in the gastrointestinal tract where it is easy for blockages to form. Once a blockage forms, it will be impossible for solid waste to get beyond that point and will therefore cause a build-up of feces. The build up caused by the fecal impaction will soon begin to exert pressure upon the abdomen and eventually the lower back as well.
This is how back pain and constipation are linked in some cases and can cause a serious amount of pain and discomfort. The longer the fecal impaction blocks feces from evacuation, the more intense the back pain will become until it can be released by a bowel movement.
Even milder fecal impactions are difficult to treat with laxatives as the feces will tend to cling to the sides of the intestines, rectum, and colon. Laxatives will in fact help lessen the back pain and constipation, but it is likely another blockage will form soon unless all the feces is purged from the gastrointestinal tract—including the feces clinging to the walls. If this feces is not removed, both the back pain and constipation will return as soon as another fecal impaction forms.
Enemas are probably more effective than laxatives when treating blockages caused by fecal impaction because they can cleanse further up into the gastrointestinal tract. Their effectiveness tends to be limited to the bottom part of the colon, but they also cleanse the walls , therefore they remain more effective than laxatives for alleviating back pain and constipation. However, a colonic irrigation may be necessary to effectively treat the back pain and constipation and completely remove the fecal impaction causing all the problems. A colonic irrigation is performed by healthcare professionals and is not known to be a pleasant experience. There is another option that can treat both the back pain and constipation being caused by a fecal impaction—a colon cleanser.
Constipation and the associated back pain are caused by a fecal impaction which has created a blockage within your bowels. The blockage must be eliminated and a colon cleanser can do exactly that. A colon cleanser can be self-administered and will remove the blockage AND the feces clinging to the walls so that chances of future back pain and constipation are greatly reduced.
Be sure to buy a colon cleanser made with all natural ingredients because products made with harsh chemicals or other synthetic products can lead to serious side effects. Once the fecal impaction has been removed and the back pain and constipation eliminated, be sure to use an all natural colon cleanser periodically to keep the gastrointestinal tract clean and constipation problems at bay.