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How to Lower Back Pain for ESRD Patients

How to Lower Back Pain for ESRD PatientsPatients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) often have back pain, which can influence patient’s life greatly. Thereby, how can back pain in ESRD patient be lowered?

Why do ESRD patients have back pain?

To know how to lower back pain, it is necessary to understand why ESRD patient has back pain.

In general, ESRD patient’s back pain can be caused by several reasons.

Renal osteopathy: renal osteopathy is a common problem in ESRD patients, and it can cause many symptoms, like osteoporosis, bone pain, bone deformation, etc. Besides, it often causes problem in the bones that bear a lot of weight, like lumbar disc, which will cause patient to have back pain.

Potassium imbalance: patient with kidney disease often has potassium imbalance, and that will be more obvious when patient is in the end stage of renal disease. Potassium plays an important role in regulating patient’s muscle and nerve system. Both hyperkalemia and hypokalemia will cause patient to have muscle cramps, and hyperkalemia is more likely to cause patient to have muscle ache.

Nerve problem: ESRD patient can have severe nerve problem, which can also cause muscle ache.

How to lower back pian for ESRD patients?

To lower back pian in ESRD patient, measures should be taken according to the causes.

If back pain is caused by renal osteopathy, which is often caused by hypocalcemia and the hyperfunction of parathyroid gland. To lower his back pain, patient may need to supply the calcium intake or remove his parathyroid gland.

If this symptom is caused by potassium imbalance, patient may need to regulate his potassium intake according to his own condition.

And if patient’s back pain is caused by nerve problem, some adjuvant treatments may be useful in lowering his back pain, like acupuncture and moxibustion, massage, etc.

In the end, if you have any other problems in dealing with ESRD, you can just leave us a message or email us about your trouble, and we will give you a detailed reply in time.

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