Back Pain On The Left Side I’m doing this video because I recently had to deal with some left side back pain, so I did some reading on reliable medical websites like these as I was preparing for my doctor’s appointment. It turned out I had a kidney stone, but before my diagnosis, I learned a lot about the possible causes of left side back pain. I’ll share some of what I learned in this video. Left back pain is typically caused by either of the following sources: 1. A problem or disease involving an internal organ in the mid back, abdominal or pelvic region, such as the kidneys, reproductive organs, and intestines 2. Damage to the soft tissues supporting the spine and/or certain spinal structures, such as muscles, ligaments, and joints The most common cause for left lower back pain is an injury or damage to the muscles and/or ligaments in the low back, so let’s look at that first. Muscle strains result from over-stretched tearing muscle tissue. When yhis happens, most people call it a pulled muscle). Then there’s something called a lumbar sprain. You get these when ligaments are stretched too far or torn. Ligaments, if you don’t know, are the fibrous tissues that connect one bone to another. Several common internal organ disorders can causes lower left back pain. A tumor in any organ in the abdominal area Kidney stones Kidney infection Gynecological disorders Disorders of the colon and intestines Other possible problems include Sciatica, a condition in which the sciatic nerve is damaged, causing discomfort almost anywhere in your lower back or far down the legs. Scoliosis, which is also known as curvature of the spine. As children mature, their spines grow in an irregular manner. The misalignment can cause pain on either the right side or left side of the back. Finally, lower left back pain may simply result from bad posture. Sitting in one position for a long time can cause pain in any number of places in your back. You’ll notice that many of these disorders may also appear on the right side of the lower back as well as the left. Common disorders that usually appear only on the right side include appendicitis and gallbladder problems. However, pancreatitis, which is often triggered by a gallbladder disorder (like gallbladder stones), may cause severe discomfort on either the right or left side. Keep in mind, your doctor’s recommendations may vary. Also keep in mind that when dealing with back pain problems, you should rely only on the advice of a medical professional. Visit our YouTube channel to see hundreds more videos on health, wellness, and nutrition topics. Follow us in Facebook Follow us on Pinterest Related: Back Pain on the Right Side: What Causes It? Muscular Back Pain Sciatic Pain Burning Back Pain