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    gall bladder attacks and low back pain
    John200 posted:
    I don't know if this is the right community for this, so please forgive me if it's not. Well here goes:

    In February 2010 I began getting pain in my left lower back near the tail bone. I notice the pain only when I stand. The pain is worse in the morning. My doctor told me that I have a problem with my sacroiliac joint, he gave me 800mg Mortin (1 every 8 hours). I've gone through 2 (90) pill bottles, but the pain is still there in the morning. I also began seeing a chiropractor, which has seemed to help somewhat, after he began doing low back traction.

    4 weeks ago I had a bought with bronchitis, which caused me to cough so much and so hard I thought that it was causing pains below my right ribs (as has happened before when I get a chest cold or bronchitis). After the pain is my right ribs got worse and I had some strange bowl movements, I went to the emergency room, where I was diagnosed with a gall bladder attack. The gall bladder attacks have caused pain below my right ribs, my right upper chest, behind my right shoulder, and to the right of my spine. Could the gall bladder be causing the pain in my lower left back? Could the gall bladder have been going bad when I first noticed the low back pain in February 2010?
    Thanks for any help.
    C Mel Wilcox, MD responded:
    gall bladder pain is usually on the right side so seems unlikely it would hurt the left back
    John200 replied to C Mel Wilcox, MD's response:
    Dr. Wilcox, thanks for your reply. I'll have my doctor check my back after he corrects the gall bladder problem. Thanks again .

    lorialcorn2006 responded:
    Thats strange because I'm having the same problem I had the bronchitis , gallbladder attack and today weakness and a lot of pain right were you have it , I'm starting to wonder if it is connected
    migoblu replied to lorialcorn2006's response:
    It turned out that my gall bladder pain was actually caused by inflammation in my stomach caused by Motrin.

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