The moment we feel any kind of pain, anywhere in our body, the first thing we do is Google it to find out the cause. It’s possible that you might have fallen down the rabbit hole and now you have come to the conclusion that you have some kind of incurable disease.
Don’t worry. This happens to the best of us. The key to finding out the exact cause of your pain is to focus only on the symptoms you are feeling. If this pain is centered in the lower back on the right side, then there’s no need to panic. You are probably feeling a sharp pinch at the back that throbs for a while and then the pain subsides. Though back pain is not fun at all but it’s not a big enough reason to raise the roof. With that said, you should see a chiropractor immediately to get your spine aligned.
Following are some of the reasons why you are feeling this pain:
Strain and Sprain
This is one of the most common reasons behind lower back pain on the right side. It usually happens when you lift a heavy object. Below are its symptoms:
- Stiffness, tenderness, and aching on the right side lower back
- Difficulty sitting or standing upright
- Limited range of motion
- Muscle spasms
- Lower back pain transfers into the buttocks
Kidney Stones and Infection
Kidney stones are a buildup of excess salts and minerals in solid form that get stuck in the ureter. Combined with an infection, this causes pain while peeing and at the lower back. This lower back pain on the right side usually comes and goes when the stones shift. As for the infection, it is accompanied with chills, fever, nausea, and vomiting. Below are the symptoms of kidney problems:
Science is still unclear on the role of the appendix in our body, which is why when it causes pain, there’s no harm in removing it. It is the organ, which connects to the large intestine’s first section. Due to an infection caused by the digestive system, the appendix becomes inflamed and that’s what leads to pain in the abdomen. This pain can radiate to the right side of the lower back.
Below are its symptoms:
- Swollen abdomen
- Excess gas or bloating
- Loss of appetite
- Diarrhea or constipation
Spinal Stenosis (Problem with Bones)
Problems like arthritis and bone spurs cause spinal stenosis, and in some cases, aging is also a contributing factor. It causes the spinal column to narrow down and changes the way your body operates. Below are its symptoms:
- Numbness in your buttocks or legs
- Arm or leg weakness
- Balance problems
- Lower back pain when walking or standing
Other spinal problems that can cause lower back pain on the right side include cauda equina syndrome, Osteomyelitis, and ulcerative colitis. The causes of lower back pain differ in male and female, which is why you should immediately visit a doctor for diagnosis. If it turns out that the pain is caused by a sprain, then you can book an appointment with a chiropractor.