Back pain on the left side

Pain in the left back area. the different localization and accumulate in the area of the shoulder blades, chest, under the ribs or in the lower back The pain syndrome can wear a different character (sharp, dull, whine) and sometimes gets the Status of the chronic. In the case of acute pain in the back on the left side you must see a doctor immediately, as you signal about the development of the very serious pathologies.

Pain in the left back area can be the primary (non-specific), secondary (specific) and reflected (arising as a result of the diseases of the internal organs).

Pain in the left back area

Causes of back pain on the left side

Pain in the left back area may indicate that various pathological processes in the body:

  • Cardiovascular diseases (Angina pectoris, melkoochagovy myocardial infarction, aortic aneurysm, pericarditis);
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (pleurisy, spontaneous Pneumothorax, pneumonia, and tumorous processes in the lung or the bronchi);
  • Diseases of the digestive system (acute pancreatitis);
  • Diseases of the urinary tract (renal colic, and thrombosis of the renal artery, retroperitoneal abscess, hematoma);
  • Lesions of the spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system;
  • degenerative-dystrophic changes in the spine (osteochondrosis, spondylarthrosis)
  • Injuries and bruises;
  • inflammatory processes;
  • infectious lesions.

Sometimes the appearance of pain due to psychogenic factors. In this case, the syndrome developed under the influence of depression and strong emotional Stress.

Diagnosis of pain in the back on the left side

Diagnostic methods aimed at the determination of the underlying disease, the development of the pain syndrome. If the pain occurs in the area of the shoulder blade, it should go to a cardiologist. Pain syndrome advice require a lung specialist, because he reaps cough and shortness of breath. You may also need to the study by neurologists, gastroenterologists, gynecologists, urologists, surgeons, and specialists of other profiles.

For the diagnosis a number of laboratory tests. Among the informative methods for the diagnosis of an x-ray, MRI and CT (depending on demand).

Treatment of back pain on the left side

To treat yourself with the intake of painkillers or methods of traditional medicine is not necessary, as you back is not able to heal the underlying disease, a Symptom of which is a pain syndrome in the left pane. The disease is advanced and the treatment had good effect, you need to consult a doctor. In the case of severe, acute, and recurrent pain, it is advisable to the ambulance to call.

The complex therapy, according to the results of the diagnostics, not only on the relief and prevention of attacks of pain, but primarily on the treatment of the underlying disease.