Pain on the left side of the back can have multiple location and accumulated in the area of the blades, the chest, under the ribs or in the lower part of the back. Pain that is caused can wear a different character (acute, dull, aching, and sometimes acquires the status of chronic. During the pains in the back, to the left, you should immediately contact your doctor because they may indicate the development of a very serious pathologies.
Pain that is caused in the left side of the back can be primary (non-specific), secondary (specific) and reflected (arising due to diseases of the internal organs).
Causes of back pain, on the left
Pain on the left side of the back can indicate a variety of pathological processes in the organism:
- cardiovascular disease (angina pectoris, small focal myocardial infarction, aortic aneurysm, pericarditis);
- diseases of the respiratory system (pleural effusion, spontaneous pneumothorax, pneumonia, tumors of the lung or bronchi);
- diseases of the digestive system (acute pancreatitis);
- diseases of the urinary system (renal colic, and thrombosis of the renal artery, retroperitoneal hematoma);
- lesions of the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system;
- degenerative-dystrophic lesions of the spine (osteocondrose, spondiloarthrosis)
- injuries and wounds;
- inflammatory processes;
- infectious defeat.
Sometimes the appearance of pain caused by psychogenic factors. In this case, the syndrome develops under the influence of depression and strong emotional tensions.
The diagnosis of pain in the back, to the left
Diagnostic methods for the detection of disease base, called the starting point of the pain development of the syndrome. If the pain occurs in the area of the blades, you should consult a cardiologist. Pain that is caused require the consulting pulmonologist, because you are accompanied by cough and shortness of breath. You may also need an examination by a neurologist, gastroenterologist, gynecologist, urologist, surgeon, and professionals of other profiles.
To establish the diagnosis, it is performed a series of laboratory tests. For more information, methods of diagnosis refers to radiography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (if necessary).
The treatment of back pain, on the left
If you self-medicate with the use of a technique of pain killers or methods of folk medicine, it is not worth, because they are not able to cure the disease, the symptom that is the pain that is caused in the left side of the back. For that the disease has not progressed, and the treatment brought because of the effect, you should contact your doctor. When acute, and acute-recurrent pain appropriate to call an ambulance.
The therapy is assigned according to the results of a diagnosis, with a focus not only on the relief and prevention of crises of pain, but, mainly, in the treatment of the underlying disease.