sharp back pain strikes suddenly and painful enough to stop you in your tracks.
It is attributed by number of factors. Unfortunately, the exact cause is not
always easy to identify. Even occasionally what causes the pain is unknown.
Interestingly, it may occur with some ulcer symptoms in a few cases.
Pain, ache, or stiffness in your spine can be associated with lots of factors that can range from mild to serious. Looking at your smart phone or driving for long periods of time, for example, can cause the gradual neck stiffness. Sitting on your chair for long hours can also contribute to cause a dull back ache. In such cases, the problem often responds with lifestyle measures.
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about acute, sharp back pain? Sometimes it is more difficult to understand
since the exact cause is not always obvious.
mechanical problem within the spine /back is often to blame. In general, the
common causes are as follows :
- A prolonged tension /stiffness /contraction
of the back muscles, or also called muscle spasm. It can occur due to
repetitive strain or trauma. It can lead to acute pain in either lower or upper
- Bone fractures that occur in the
vertebrae (spine bones). It may be caused by osteoporosis (a disorder that
weakens the strength of your bone) or trauma (such as a fall / traffic
accident). A fracture of your vertebrae can be so painful (sharp), though not
- Slipped disk, pinched nerve,
bulging disk, or ruptured disk – also medically called ‘herniated disk’. Sharp
back pain, especially pain that shoots down into the legs, is the classic
symptom of this bulging disk. It can result from the overly vigorous activity
(such as strenuous exercise) or lifting heavy objects improperly.
is also sometimes to blame. A rare condition called osteomyelitis, for example,
can also lead to sharp pain in the spine. Infections can affect a bone by
spreading from nearby tissues or travelling through circulation (bloodstream).
With infection, the pain is usually followed with other symptoms such as fever
Occasionally, acute /sharp pain in the back is not actually back pain at all. In such cases, the pain may arise from somewhere else in the body.
instance, certain problem in the abdomen (such as ruptured splenic artery
aneurysm, a rupture of major artery in the stomach) can also be painful enough
to cause acute back pain – as well as pain arising from the kidney and lungs.
In these cases, treatment is dependent on the underlying cause.
Peptic ulcer refers to an open sore that forms on the inside lining of small intestine (especially duodenum, upper portion of small intestine), stomach, or sometimes in the lining of lower esophagus. It is a fairly common health condition.
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it is usually mild and treatable, it may turn into serious if left untreated.
Poorly controlled ulcer may become worse over time and lead to other health
acids in the digestive tract are required to help digest foods. But if they are
produced too much, they could be counterproductive and cause some health
problems. The open sore of ulcer could occur when the amount of acid increases
higher than normal which then damages the wall of the duodenum and stomach .
ulcers are associated with a number of triggering-factors. One of the main ones
is bacteria H. pylori infection, though not all people with this infection
develop peptic ulcer. The following risk factors may also have a role to break
down the lining of your stomach and duodenum:
- Regular use of ibuprofen,
aspirin, or other pain relievers /anti-inflammatory medications. The higher
dose you take, the higher the risk you have – this is especially true if you
take the medication in long term.
- Other certain medications such as
radiation therapy or taking steroid with NSAIDs may also have an effect.
- Lifestyle factors such as alcohol
(heavy drinking) and cigarette smoking. Both alcohol and tobacco smoke can hurt
the lining of your digestive tract.
most common symptom is pain in the front region of your abdomen. Sometimes the
pain can be painful enough to wake you up at night. It usually gets worse with
empty stomach (such as between meals), and improves after a meal because foods
can buffer the acid. An acid-reducing medication can also help soothe the pain
ulcers cause sharp back pain? Ulcer pain may also spread elsewhere in the body,
including the back. But ulcer is more likely to cause pain in other regions
when it has become advanced.
with early stages of ulcer may also experience back pain. But for such case,
the symptom usually has nothing to do with their ulcers. It’s more likely to be
caused by something else.
ulcer can also cause some of the following vogue symptoms: