• stacy stacy
    January 22, 2011
    Can gallbladder issues cause lower back pain?
    stacy stacy
    January 22, 2011

    I'm experiencing severe lower back pain and off and pain in the sternum. I am also having trouble swallowing. Could this be gallbladder problems?



  • Vicki
    Health Guide
    January 22, 2011
    Health Guide
    January 22, 2011

    Hi Stacy,

    I had a gall bladder problem quite a long time ago. I remember tight pains in my lower back and abdomen. I'm not sure about the swallowing and sternum. As I recall. it was very painful until I had surgery to remove my gall bladder. It was a long time ago.

    When I read your question, my first thought was the MS Hug. I have not had this symptom. Here is an article that might help you decide if it might be, "The 'MS Hug' Demystified."

    The best way to know, of course, is to chat with your doctor. That way, you will know for sure what you have. You may also get treatment that eases your pain.

    Please let us know what the doctor says and how you are getting along.

    Here are some other links that might be useful:


    Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

    Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain  

    Everyday Ways to Protect Your Joints



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