Low Back Pain May Mean Kidney Problems
By Dr. Masoud Shamaeizadeh
There has been an increase in patients coming in to our practice, with complains of low back pain that are related to kidney imbalance.
The kidneys are tough organs, and are not quick to express their troubles with symptoms, either structural or functional. By the time symptoms indicate kidney involvement it is too late. For early assessment, we look to the spine and urinalysis.
Structural: Lower back pain, deep, bilateral backache, which worsens while laying face up (supine) , nightmare-type dreaming,
Swollen ankles and puffy eyelids, decreased urination.
Transverse processes T11 or T12 transverse process nodulated and tender to palpation
Urinalysis evaluation, dipstick analysis, and microscopic examination of the urine sediment.
What do we suggest ?
Chiropractic adjustment accompanied with acupuncture treatment
Nutrition that supports kidney function. For more info on this please call our office. 818-8631-0100
These patients are made worse by:
Citrus food and Citrus drinks
Coffee and alcohol
Excessive use of salt