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Burning left side of back

Delilah1995DDelilah1995 Posts: 1
edited 08/11/2015 - 9:55 PM in Chronic Pain
My mom currently is dealing with a horrible back pain, and it's absolutely heartbreaking to see her like this. She's currently experiencing left back pain in the form a burning sensation. She recently had Helicobacter pylori bacteria in her stomach and was treated with antibiotics. However, the pain doesn't seem to go away. Could it be something to do with her stomach that's affecting her back? Any help would be great! Thanks in advance!

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    About six years ago, I was treated for H-pylori. My doctor told me it may require another treatment of antibiotics as often times one treatment not effective.
    Fortunately for me, the first round was successful.

    Im not too sure if I had symptoms. I already had spinal issues and at that time severest pain upper mid back and right shoulder blade pain. Previous test at that time ruled out gall bladder problems.

    I remain with my pain managed spinal issues.

    I think your question is very good one, as to being aware of just how many conditions can mimic other conditions.
    And why it can be difficult to find source or cause of any symptom. And why we need our doctors.

    No one on forum is medical professional. I am not. I am only speaking from my personal experience.

    For example, upper back pain can indicate symptom of heart attack in women more often than in men.
    I learned that from experience. I didn't mesh with what are typical warning signs, but severity of pain sent me to ER.

    So that is good reason for having doctor always aware of symptoms and doctor to assess, guide and or reassure you.
    How did your doctor answer question about stomach causing back pain?
    Has your mom had any other testing...other than saliva?
    Has she had any testing to rule out spinal issues?..rule out .heart?...rule out gallbladder?

    Hope for very best to relieve your mom's pain!
    Keep us posted on how your mom is doing!
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • So sorry your Mom is having such a problem and it is great that you are seeking help for her.
    It would be great to give some more information then others can offer their ideas or experiences.
    I too had H-pylori 4 different times, my stomach Doctor said it can be silent and can come back
    Pain in the back there are so many things that can cause that and I am one who has experienced that
    from the stomach, but that is only my experience. It can be frustrating for both the patient and the Doctor
    who is trying to help her figure out what is going on. Her Doctor would be the one to make those decisions
    and I hope she gets answers and relief soon.
    What kind of Doctor ordered the test was it her GP or a stomach Doctor? I ended up seeing a stomach
    Doctor who is still trying to help me get to the bottom of what is going on.
    Keep being an avocet for your Mom that can be so helpful she is blessed to have you.
    Let us know how it goes
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