Acute edema and Back Pain

There are literally hundreds of reasons why you could suffer from back pain. I’m writing this article to bring awareness to the fact that back pain could be caused by something as far fetched as “acute pulmonary edema”. Edema is fluid that builds up because of problems in our circulatory systems; mainly arteries and veins. This abnormal build up of fluid will eventually cause damage to our cells. Just think what happens when you over water plants. The cells of the plant take in all the water and eventually swell to their death.

When edema occurs, you can most certainly assume that there is heart failure also occuring, but it’s important to know that edema can result in back pain as well.

Causes of edema:

Edema can arise from any combination of heart disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, inhaling smoke, improper salt balance and blood vessel disease. Edema can also result from blunt force traumas such as car accidents, blows to the head or serious falls. The most common cause of edema is heart failure.

Experts will often use X-rays, ECG, and monitor Homodynamic to discover edema. Of course, edema can lead to major problems, such as too much sodium, potassium, fluid build up and artery blockages that can result in clots.

Symptoms of Edema:

Edema can present with fatigue, coughing, one-side heart failure (Right often), breathing difficulties and of course back pain.

Edema can also effect your joints, cartilages, muscles etc, which can cause tenderness, ulcers of the legs, and so forth. Edema affects the veins found in the neck as well, which is one of the leading causes of back pain.

Edema and Back Pain Summary:

As I mentioned earlier, back pain can start with edema due to failure of the heart not pumping blood appropriately. As circulation continues to decrease, the tissues will become inflamed and begin to swell. This swelling will then place a large amount of pressure on your tissues including ligaments, muscles and tendons. This is where you can start to experience neck and or back pain.

Back pain has affected millions of people, yet the leading causes emerge from nerve and musculoskeletal disorders. Still, many diseases and disorders can cause back pain, including edema. In fact, when doctors discover musculoskeletal and nerve disorders, they often link one of the potential causes to edema.

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