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Can Kidney Dialysis Cause Back Pain

Can Kidney Dialysis Cause Back PainKidney Dialysis is a life-saving treatment option to perform the functions of the kidney artificially when the kidneys are unable to perform them naturally due to failure. Most of the people suffering from ESRD go for kidney dialysis. Will the treatment cause back pain?

There are two types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Like most medical treatments, along with the undisputed benefits come the possible side effects. Hence both the dialysis treatment produce the problem of back pain.


Lower back pain is a significant morbidity in chronic hemodialysis patients affecting around 1/3 of them. People, particularly when starting this treatment, may have pain of the back.

An effective approach to manage patients with this problem consists on standardized repetitive flexion and extension exercises of the lumbar spine. You can chat with our online doctor for more helpful advice!

Peritoneal dialysis

Pain in the lower back is a common complaint among patients undergoing CAPD. The pain is result from paraspinal muscle spasm, sciatica and posterior facet disease.

General treatment are back education, exercises, and judicious use of skeletal muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory agents. For specific measures in your case, you can email us at with more about your disease condition.

The complications and side effects may vary from person to person depending upon their health, age, and other factors that led to the Kidney Failure in the first place. The good news is that there are solutions and preventive measures to tackle most of the side effects. If you want to know more information, please leave a message in the below. Take care!

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