Lower back pain may be caused by bad habits, but we should not ignore it. It can also be an “alarm signal” that something bad is happening in our body. Sometimes it is even a symptom of cancer.
Back pain is a fairly common ailment that is often associated with poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle or simply overloading the spine. It usually goes away on its own. However, it happens that the cause may be completely different and it is a sign of serious health problems, which, however, we do not associate this symptom with. It is important not to ignore persistent lower back pain.
Lower back pain and gynecological diseases
Lower back pain does not necessarily mean spine problems. However, it may be a signal of gynecological diseases, such as cervical erosion, uterine fibroids or endometriosis. Painful periods can also be a cause of lower back pain in women.
Pain in the lumbar section may be associated with vaginal discharge and pain in the lower abdomen or spotting between periods. All these symptoms should prompt a woman to visit a gynecologist. Conducting the necessary tests will allow you to make an appropriate diagnosis or eliminate potential diseases. You should also remember how important it is to visit the gynecologist’s office regularly to prevent the development of serious diseases.
Lumbar spine pain as a symptom of cervical cancer
Lower back pain may also be one of the symptoms of cervical cancer. The woman may also experience pelvic pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen. Signs that may also indicate cervical cancer include heavier periods, but also heavy and unusual bleeding, for example after intercourse or between periods. The occurrence of bleeding after menopause may also indicate cervical cancer.
Symptoms that should also be alarming are changes in vaginal discharge and pain during sex. A simple and non-invasive test to detect cervical cancer is cytology. Quick diagnosis is very important because this cancer is curable in over 99 percent of cases at an early stage. However, if left untreated, it can lead to death.
What other causes can cause lower back pain?
Lower back pain can have various causes. The most common of them include degenerative changes, sciatica or intervertebral disc prolapse, but not only. The reason may also be diseases such as:
inflammation of the bladder or urinary tract
prostate diseases in men,
internal organ failure.
Painful back in the lumbar area may also indicate problems with the digestive system (e.g. stomach or intestinal ulcer, cholecystitis, inflammatory bowel disease).