Back pain on the left

The pain left behind can be of different localization and to accumulate in the region of the shoulder, the chest, under the ribs or in the lower back. Pain can use a different character (sharp, dull, aching), and sometimes acquired the status of a chronic. Acute pain in the back left, you should immediately contact your doctor, as they may indicate the development of serious diseases.

Pain in the left side of the back can be primary (non-specific), the second (specific) and indirect (caused by diseases of internal organs).

Pain in the left side of the back

The causes of back pain in the left

Pain in the left side of the back can be a manifestation of various pathological processes in the body:

  • cardiovascular disease (angina, small-focal myocardial infarction, aortic aneurysm, pericarditis);
  • diseases of the respiratory system (pleural effusion, spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumonia, neoplastic processes of the lungs or bronchi);
  • diseases of the digestive system (acute pancreatitis);
  • diseases of the urinary tract (renal colic and renal artery thrombosis, retroperitoneal hematoma);
  • the spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system;
  • degenerative-dystrophic lesions of the spine (osteochondrosis, spondylosis)
  • trauma and injuries;
  • inflammation;
  • infectious lesions.

Sometimes the appearance of pain caused by psychogenic factors. In this case, the syndrome develops under the influence of depression and severe emotional stress.

Diagnosis back pain left

Diagnostic methods, which aim is to identify the underlying disease that causes the development of pain syndrome. If pain occurs in the shoulder blade, you should consult a cardiologist. Pain syndrome requires the advice of a pulmonologist, because he was accompanied by a cough and shortness of breath. You may also need examination by a neurologist, gastroenterologist, gynecologist, urologist, surgeon and specialists of other profiles.

Diagnosis several laboratory studies. The most informational methods of diagnostics are x-ray, CT and MRI (if necessary).

Treatment of back pain in the left

Medicate the pain medicine or alternative medicine methods is not necessary, because they can not cure the underlying disease, the symptoms of which are pain in the left side of the back. The disease has progressed and treatment brought the desired effect, it is necessary to consult a doctor. Sharp, acute and recurrent pain, it is advisable to call an ambulance.

In the complex therapy issued in accordance with diagnostic results, focusing on not only relieve and prevent pain, but primarily in the treatment of the underlying disease.