Lower Back Pain Kidney Infection

The kidney is an integral organ of our boy and performs a very important function of cleaning the waste and poisonous products from the blood. It also keeps the water fluid level in balance. The kidneys clean the blood that it gets via the renal artery. Blood received from a renal artery is passed through nephrons. Here the real mechanism starts when the waste products and excess water is deleted from the blood. But sometimes, it happens that the kidney does not perform its function normally due to stone coming into it or due to infections caused due to bacteria.
One of the reasons for lower back pain is kidney infections. The infection in kidneys spreads quite quickly and within a day or even in a few hours; it will put you in severe trouble and pain. The pain could end up in a few days or can take up to a month. The short term lower back is called acute kidney lower back pain while the longer one is called chronic kidney lower back pain.

Causes of Lower Back Pain Kidney Infection

In medical terminology, kidneys infection is referred to as renal infection or pyelonephritis. It belongs to urinary tract infection UTI. Bacteria move from the urethra or from the bladder to either one or both kidneys, which cause infections in kidneys. NHS UK – National Health Service reports that out of 100,000 people, approximately 28-35 people get affected with kidney infections.  When we view at a broader view, kidney infections are classified into:

Complicate: Due to illness, the patient will encounter with kidney infections which get complicated after the passage of time

Uncomplicated: When the patient is not suffering from any other illness or disease and serious complications are very remote.

Signs and symptoms of kidney infection causing lower back pain?

There are sign and symptoms which will help a lot in diagnosing kidneys infections that are ultimately causing lower back pain. Symptoms and signs are usually used interchangeably but they are quite different. Symptoms are something which the patient experiences and reports himself or herself such as pain. While the sign is something which others notice or detect such as a rash. The common signs and symptoms are as under:

1. Uncontrollable shivering / shuddering (This may be due to fever.)
2. High temperature/fever
3. Vomiting again and again
4. Nausea
5. Groin pain
6. Severe and unexplained pain when patient urinates
7. Blood in the urine
8. Pain in the lower abdomen

Test to diagnose Kidney Infections

Usually, doctors suggest a urine test to identify the infection in the urinary tract. The urinary tract is composed of kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The urine test only diagnoses the infection and not the exact location in the urinary tract. But it is sufficient for doctors to treat kidney infections in this report.

Antibiotic medicines for kidney infections leading to lower back pain

Kidney infection is one of the main causes of lower back pain. It is always suggested to treat this disease with antibiotic medicine. The most popular antibiotic medicines are:

1. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
2. Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid)
3. Sulfamethoxazole with trimethoprim (Septra)
4. Levofloxacin (Levaquin)