Do you suffer from constant pain under the left rib cage?

This category of back pain has been associated with an array of different causes. It can be a difficult journey for a person trying to get help to relieve this type of pain. Your quality of life can be drastically affected by constant back pain.

Understanding the pain you feel

The pain in your back may start suddenly and stop suddenly, only to come back in a few weeks or months giving you the same intense level of discomfort. Many people that experience the pain under the left rib cage also have difficulty breathing. Every breath they take is painful.

Possible Causes of your back pain under the left rib cage

The causes for this pain range from musculoskeletal, kidney stones, kidney infection, pancreatitis, to an ulcer. Other causes include:

  • Upper GI disorders
  • Problems with the spleen
  • Hiatal hernia

What can you do to ease the pain?

It is imperative that you seek the help of a health care professional for relief and diagnosis of this constant back pain. If it is some kind of infection, you want to get it taken care of as soon as possible to avoid any further complications.

Preparing to discuss your symptoms with your health care professional

It is important to prepare for questions your health care professional might ask you. Questions that you might be asked are:

  • When is the pain more intense?
  • What medications, vitamins, or minerals are you taking?
  • Do you ever feel feverish?
  • Do you have any history of stomach problems?
  • Have you had any surgeries in the last 5 years?

Are you ready for a consultation? Contact one of our offices. We will schedule an appointment and help you ease the pain that you are experiencing.