Pain in the flanks two sides of the back

Similar symptom can be triggered by a variety of reasons, from high muscular load to serious ailments. If the pain originated from a leap or sudden movement, and subsided after a short period of time, not reminding of itself in the future, you can not particularly worry. Pain and pronounced discomfort, which have a periodic character, unequivocally speak about degenerative, pathological process or chronic illness.

The main factors provoking pain in the flanks from two sides, are:

  • kidney disease;
  • stomach ulcer or duodenum;
  • pancreatitis;
  • aortic aneurysm;
  • bruises and injuries;
  • the inflammatory process occurring in the internal organs or in the pelvic region.

Why hurt your sides

The reason for this can serve severe hypothermia, induced draft or other factor, and the curvature of posture and scoliosis. The discomfort combined with pain syndrome is often caused by sleeping on a too hard surface on its side. A localized area to lower lumbar pain often indicates various degenerative changes in the inter-vertebrae space and joints. Pain, covering the sides and lower back, is caused by atypical appendicitis in an acute form.

Such symptoms are often accompanied by ileus and other gastrointestinal diseases. If the pain is shingles character, it may be caused by degenerative and dystrophic processes in different departments of vertebral column. During secondary cingens syndrome, pain on both sides of the back are caused by disturbed local blood supply and slow metabolism.

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Important! Pain in the flanks two sides of the back can serve as an indicator of problems with the spinal column and diseases of the kidneys or other internal organs. Therefore, in the case of periodic pain syndrome, disturbing for several days, you should consult a doctor.


In many cases a qualified doctor can make a diagnosis only on the basis of analysis of urine and small quantities of additional biochemical studies. If there is a suspicion of spinal disorders commonly is assigned to the x-ray. Recurrent pain localized mainly in the right side, associated with urogenital system and can talk about the pathologies gynecological type in women and prostatitis in men.

  1. Pain syndrome, which manifests itself both in the right side and lower back, evidence of pyelonephritis, cholecystitis and other diseases. In such cases required urgent medical care and competent treatment.
  2. Lumbar pain, which shoots up the left side, often associated with inflammatory processes in the intestine. If the pain is accompanied by a high formation of gas and stool disorders, it is necessary to visit a gastroenterologist.
  3. Pancreatitis and problems with the cardiovascular system are characterized by pain in the left side. Myocardial infarction is accompanied by the dagger of severe pain, radiating into the arm.

In that case, if the pain in my sides is accompanied by a fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, sweating, fatigue, fever and lethargy, the problem is likely triggered by the violation of the full functioning of the kidneys. Pain syndrome in a child, is localized in the sides from the back, can be an indicator of poor posture, improper sleeping space or unnecessary weight.

Often there is a need to blood test or ultrasound. Stage diagnosis is very important because right from the established causes of the disease depends on the speedy recovery of the patient. Severe dizziness accompanied by weakness and loss of consciousness means that it does not tolerate the sediments and requires urgent medical attention.

What to do when the pain in the sides

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For starters, you can make an appointment with the therapist, which after passing the necessary tests will be redirected to a qualified surgeon, a gastroenterologist or a gynecologist depending on the diagnosis.

The acute treatment involves the intake of relaxants and analgesic drugs that do not contain steroids. Therapy in a period of slow current ailment is assigned a qualified doctor after studying the patient's history, test results and visual inspection.

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During remission recommended profile resorts sanatorium type, to moderate, however, regular exercise and an active lifestyle. Need to develop a customized set of exercises and perform it daily, when possible. If the pain in the sides associated with kidney or gall bladder, it is necessary to stick to a diet with low salt and a variety of irritating the mucous membrane products. Alcohol consumption must be excluded.

In many cases, the doctor includes the treatment of additional types of therapy such as chiropractic, acupuncture, physiotherapy and vitamin supplements. To resort to self-medication is strongly discouraged because the correct diagnosis requires professional medical knowledge and special equipment.

If the pain is directly associated with inflammation or disorders of the kidneys, the problem area is strictly forbidden to heat by using hot or special ointments.