A common enough phenomenon, most people don’t think much about suffering from back pain. When they do have it, treatment is simple and the pain only lasts for a few days. Nothing to worry about.
However, while back pain is indeed a common condition that happens to four out of five adults, what most people don’t know about it is that it could be a symptom of a far more serious disorder. In fact, most chronic forms of back pain (lasting for more than two months) are actually symptoms of serious diseases, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, cervical spndylosis, spinal cancer, bone cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, mittelschmerz, cervix cancer, tuberculosis, meningitis, among others.
Another possible hidden cause of back pain is gall bladder disease.
What is gall bladder disease?
Gall bladder disease is a disorder of the gall bladder, a small pear-shaped organ found on the underside of the liver. The liver is responsible for making bile but the gall bladder is where bile is stored, ready to be released whenever it is needed to help with the digestion of fat.
Gall bladder disease occurs when the bile contains too much cholesterol. The excess cholesterol binds with bile salts and calcium to form crystals or hard stones, known as gall stones. The presence of these gall stones is the cause of some of the more painful symptoms of gall bladder disease, such as gall bladder back pain.
What is gall bladder back pain?
Gall bladder back pain is a condition that occurs when the gall bladder is inflamed due to improper functioning. It is a sure sign of underlying problems within your gall bladder. Gall bladder back pain is one of the common symptoms of gall bladder disease, a disorder that mainly affects women (although it could affect men, as well), and causing symptoms that vary widely from discomfort to severe pain.
How do you know if you have it?
Typically, when a person experiences gall bladder back pain, it starts in the mid back before radiating around to the front. Sometimes, gall bladder back pain can be so severe that the person affected may find it hard to walk or even stand. In some instances, gall bladder back pain may even cause difficulty in breathing because of the excruciating pain.
Gall bladder back pain is not susceptible to normal back pain treatments. Because the cause is not some injury or trauma or stress to the muscles or the spinal column, the treatment options available for normal back pains will provide only little, temporary relief – if at all.
Treating gall bladder back pain will have to be done in conjunction with identifying the real cause – that is, identifying what disorder to the gall bladder the person is unknowingly suffering from. Only by treating the underlying cause will it be possible to treat gall bladder back pain and prevent the person from suffering further.