How to Relieve Back Pain from Constipation?

Experiencing back pain because of constipation can be uncomfortable. However drinking excess water and staying hydrated can help soften the stool, making it easier to pass. Aim for at least eight glasses of water per day. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol, as they can contribute to dehydration and worsen constipation. Increase your fiber intake by incorporating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts into your diet. Fiber adds bulk to the stool and promotes regular bowel movements. Engaging in regular physical activity can help stimulate bowel movements and alleviate constipation. 

Over-the-counter stool softeners can help soften the stool and make bowel movements more comfortable. These products increase water content in the stool, making it easier to pass. However, it's essential to consult with Premier Pain Centers before using any medications to ensure they are suitable for your situation. This connection between constipation and back pain is often overlooked but understanding it could be crucial in finding effective relief. Dr. Ali, a renowned expert in pain management at Premier Pain Clinic, explains that when stool builds up in the colon due to constipation, it puts pressure on nearby nerves and muscles in the lower back area.

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