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How to Manage Lower Back Pain for ESRD Patients

2013-11-23 15:10

How to Manage Lower Back Pain for ESRD PatientsLower back pain is a common problem in end stage renal disease patients. In most patients, severity of pain ranges from moderate to severe. How to manage it?

What causes lower back pain for ESRD patients?

For ESRD patients, their kidneys can not function properly to filter the wastes and toxins. Dialysis may be needed to take the place. No matter hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis can cause back pain. If there is cyst large enough in the kidneys will also lead to back pain. In addition, kidney infection, kidney stone etc can cause lower back pain.

How to manage lower back pain

-Medication. The nonopioids that are considered safe options in patients with renal insufficiency include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and fenoprofen (Nalfon). Kidney patients have to be cautious when selecting pain killers and avoid those that can interfere with prostaglandin metabolism, which is important for blood flow through the kidneys, as this can place additional stress on the kidneys, and in longer term, can further damage the kidneys.So you had better seek a doctor’s advice before consuming any medication.

-Traditional Chinese medicine treatments, such as acupuncture, cupping therapy, massage etc. They can dredge the meridian and promote blood circulation.

-Lifestyle change. Doing proper exercises,such as walking, jogging, dancing, boxing etc, does not only relief back pain, but also improve the overall physical condition. Stop smoking and drinking and make a healthy diet plan. Avoid stretching and bending movements etc.

-The root reason why ESRD patients have lower back pain is because of damaged kidneys. If we can improve kidney function and repair the damaged kidneys, the pain in the lower back will naturally disappear. Here Immunotherapy is suggested. It combines both traditional Chinese medicine and western Chinese medicine. Through this therapy, these wastes and toxins building up in the blood will be filtered and the ischemia and anoxia of kidneys will improve. As a result, you can get rid of dialysis and back pain.

There are many ways to manage lower pain. For more information, you can leave us a message or email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com.

If you send us email, please leave your phone number or WhatsApp/Viber (with country code) in email so that our renal expert can communicate with you timely and directly. We will do utmost to help you solve the problems.

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