Can dehydration cause lower back pain?

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14 Jan 2020, 12:25 pm

I've tried googling, but keep coming across a host of rather dubious sites .


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14 Jan 2020, 4:10 pm

If I recall correctly, kidney pain can sometimes be felt as pain on one side of the lower back, so that would be a yes. But I could be wrong, I'm not a doctor.


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14 Jan 2020, 4:47 pm

It's lower right back pain . The other day my stepdaughter came with me to help with grocery shopping . It's only about a 4 minute walk there from my flat, but half way there my lower back started to really ache . It can be accompanied by pelvic pain.

I am prone to mild-moderate dehydration .


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14 Jan 2020, 10:25 pm

It would help to better understand the type of pain. Dehydration can mean one or more of several disorders. I know that cramping can occur if that is the type of pain you are saying. Try googling the specific minerals and vitamins associated with dehydration. It could be a list of things such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, etc. Either high or low.



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15 Jan 2020, 4:07 am

I 'm not very good at describing such things . Lower back I would say dull ,heavy pain , and pelvis more a jagged pain.

I get occasional cramp in my legs . Dehydration symptoms are dry mouth,headache,nausea and thirst.


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19 Jan 2020, 7:12 am

firemonkey wrote:
I 'm not very good at describing such things . Lower back I would say dull ,heavy pain , and pelvis more a jagged pain.

I get occasional cramp in my legs . Dehydration symptoms are dry mouth,headache,nausea and thirst.


What I saying is look at all the different vitamins and minerals. Dehydration can lead to a deficit or surplus of things like potassium and such.



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19 Jan 2020, 7:20 am

I've never been told I have any mineral or vitamin deficiencies apart from folic acid . I take a 400 mg pill daily for the folic acid deficiency .


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19 Jan 2020, 7:25 am

firemonkey wrote:
I've never been told I have any mineral or vitamin deficiencies apart from folic acid . I take a 400 mg pill daily for the folic acid deficiency .


The vitamin deficiency is all I know to tell you as far as anything about dehydration. It shouldn't hurt to experiment with different foods like pretzels for sodium or bananas for potassium.



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19 Jan 2020, 8:49 am

Bravo5150 wrote:
firemonkey wrote:
I've never been told I have any mineral or vitamin deficiencies apart from folic acid . I take a 400 mg pill daily for the folic acid deficiency .


The vitamin deficiency is all I know to tell you as far as anything about dehydration. It shouldn't hurt to experiment with different foods like pretzels for sodium or bananas for potassium.


I have used lo-salt for many years, but very probably still have too much salt . To say I like salt on my food is to understate things . Bananas are an odd one . I like things that are banana flavoured, but not the mouth feel of an actual banana . I do like pretzels .


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