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Back, Flank, Stomach Pain and Chronic Kidney Disease

Back, Flank, Stomach Pain and Chronic Kidney DiseaseChronic Pain around the lower back is very common in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Pain caused by kidney damage usually occur to the left and right side of your spine directly above your hips where is close to your back, flank, stomach etc. Thereby, people may confuse the kidney pain and back, flank, stomach pain.

What is Back, Flank, Stomach Pain?

Back, flank, stomach pain is a condition in which you may experience different kind of pain, such as dull pain, sharp pain, burning bain in your back, flank, stomach etc.

These symptoms can be indications of kidney disease. However, not all cases with these symptoms means a sentence to kidney damage. They may result from many other causes, such as bone fracture, spinal fracture, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis, cancer, lumbar disc herniation, degenerative disc disease etc. Stress and dysfunctional family relationships are also known to cause back pain. During pregnancy majority of women experience low back pain which can be severe during the third trimester.

How are Back, Flank, Stomach Pain and Chronic Kidney Disease Connected?

Back pain or flank pain can be caused due a number of reason associated with Chronic Kidney Disease. Knowing the underlying causes can help you find the proper management for your chronic pain.

Kidney Stone

The most common cause for chronic pain in CKD patients is kidney stone. Kidneys stones may lodge in the ureter which blocks urine flow. This will cause severe pain in your lower back.


Another cause for chronic pain in CKD patients are infections in urinary system. For starters, kidney infections usually start with a urinary tract infection. It is usually not severe. However, if it is left untreated, it can lead to kidney damage and even kidney failure. This is extremely serious.

Enlargement of Kidney

Enlargement of kidney can also cause burning pain, especially when you are urinating. The pain may be localized near the pelvis, over the bladder or near the lower part of the abdomen.

The enlargement of kidney can be caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Cyst, Kidney Tumor etc.

Nerve Damage

Kidneys disease is a systemic damage which not only affects the kidney, but other organs and systems. The majority of people with End-Stage Renal Failure have nerve damage which may cause pain or muscle cramps in the back, abdomen etc.

How to Treat Back, Flank, Stomach Pain?

The chronic pain caused by kidney problems not only can interrupt your sleep at night but can also send you gritting your teeth because of the relentless sharp piercing distress that it brings to life.

The treatment for chronic pain in CKD, should be based on the underlying causes. According to the different causes, your doctor will recommend you different treatment plan.

Treatment for Kidney Stones

There are many treatments available for kidney stones. To find which treatment is proper for you, you need to take a series of tests to find the stone size and number. (You can email to to get the tests list.)

Treatment for kidney stones may include over-the-counter medicines, shockwave therapy and Chinese Herbs. Certain Chinese Herbs can help dissolve the stone and help your body remove them naturally.

Treatment for Kidney Infection

Normally, antibiotics are highly-recommended to fight the infection. If a kidney infection is not eliminated immediately, not only does it pave way to the complete damage of the kidney but also leads to a more serious and deadly condition known as sepsis.

Treatment for Kidney Enlargement

The common causes for kidney enlargement are Polycystic Kidney Disease and Kidney Cyst, as well as kidney tumor. To control the underlying cause of chronic pain, the treatment which can help shrink the kidney cysts are suggested.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is suggested for it helps shrink kidney cysts and improve kidney functions naturally. It has been used to treat kidney disease for more than 27 years. Certain herbs help promote the blood circulation which will make a pressure different between the cysts fluids and blood. As a result, the cyst fluids will be forced to flow into blood vessels. The cysts fluids will be removed via urination eventually.

Treatment for Nerve Damage

To treat the nerve damage, the key is to reverse the underlying kidney damage. Dialysis and Kidney Transplant are not the only choice for CKD patients any more. Many new treatments show promising future in treating damaged kidneys, such as Chinese Herbal Medicine, Blood Purification, Blood Pollution Therapy, Medicated Bath and Acupuncture etc. We supply more than 10 treatments for CKD, if you have interest, you can Appointment with Free Online Doctor Consultation, or email to for more details.

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