Abdominal cramps and lower back pain are common ailments. They can be very painful at times and can alter the daily schedules of the affected individuals. Most of the pain coming from the stomach, as well as from the lower back region, can be treated and controlled although at times, lower back pain is more difficult to diagnose and treat.
Severe Abdominal Cramps
Severe abdominal cramps, also known as belly ache, is pain in the stomach region extending from the lower chest to the groin. Because there are many different organs in the stomach area, such pain can originate from organs related to digestion, including small or large intestines, the liver, gall bladder, appendix, kidneys or the spleen. Sometimes stomach pain is caused by bacteria or other infections such as a common cold, or influenza.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is often experienced for many different reasons. This type of pain is centred on the lumber spinal region and it is usually accompanied by severe burning and aching sensations which can be very painful and discomforting to the patient. Some lower back pain may result from weakness in the lower back, associated with problems of the ligaments, muscles and tendons. ..
Causes of Severe Abdominal Cramps
There are many factors contributing to abdominal pain. Appendicitis which is simply known as inflammation of the human appendix, is a possible factor. Bowel obstructions which may result from constipation, are known to cause severe abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea could cause dehydration and abdominal pain and cramps.
Other Factors Causing Abdominal Cramps
Many types of food may be contaminated and can potentially lead to all kinds of food poisoning. Some individuals may be allergic to food items that may upset their stomach when such food is consumed. Excess concentration of gas in the stomach can cause severe abdominal cramps. Gastro-oseophageal reflux, heartburn, hernia or inflammatory bowel diseases--also known as Crohn's disease--are also factors contributing to severe stomach cramps.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Many factors can cause or lead to lower back pain. Some accidents to the lower back region or other injuries affecting the muscles can lead to severe back pain. At times, ageing can cause osteoporosis and this problem also can lead to deteriorating cartilage which may cause severe pain. Osteoporosis can lead to loss of bone or fractures which may also lead to lower back pain. Cancer and Fibromyalgia also are known factors that may contribute to lower back pain. Inflammations on muscles, tendons and ligaments on the area can develop into lower back pain, as well.