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Back pain and IBS

Is IBS the source of your back pain?

Back pain as a consequence of IBS is not uncommon. Find out more as our expert Ali explains what the link may be and some changes you can make to ease your symptoms.


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  • m. whitbrook's photo avatar
    m. whitbrook — 26.08.2017 11:12
    hello i have IBS and i havea sharp pain in my back under my shoulder blade what can i do to stop it its getting me really down


    • JENELL's photo avatar
      JENELL — 09.09.2017 21:23
      Pain in shoulders is usually from gas. I get gas often from ibs and it results in pain in or around my ribs and in shoulders


    • Regine's photo avatar
      Regine — 16.02.2018 16:54
      I have back pain too and under ribs. What natural remedy could help pls. I have sometimes constipation


    • Regine's photo avatar
      Regine — 16.02.2018 16:54
      Me too


    • Ali 's photo avatar
      Ali — 19.02.2018 15:25
      Hi Regine, Getting a regular bowel movement - preferably twice daily - will help a great deal with abdominal discomfort that radiates around the rest of the body. Drink plenty of water and chew your food well, avoiding too much wheat and any refined products and caffeine until your bowel is moving well. Best Wishes, Ali


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