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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

How to Alleviate Back Pain for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients

2013-09-18 14:18

How to Alleviate Back Pain for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients As an inherited kidney disorder, Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) has affected lots of people. Some of them always complain that they have back pain, then what are their relationships? Are there some effective treatments to relieve back pain?

Why does back pain occur in PKD patients?

Back pain is common symptom of Polycystic Kidney Disease. In early stage, the cysts are small and they rarely cause symptoms. As the disease progresses, the cysts will enlarge both in number and in size, and then the enlarged cysts will oppress the renal tissues. As a result, some symptoms including back pain will occur. In most cases, the pain can be dull or sharp.

As a common complication of PKD, kidney stones can also lead to back pain. The accumulated stones in the ureter will block the urine flow and cause back pain.

Except for the above contents, infections like urinary tract infection can also cause back pain.

How to relieve back pain in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

The key to relieve back pain should be aimed at shrinking cysts, preventing infections and dissolving kidney stones. As the illness condition varies, patients should check out the reason of back pain and take corresponding treatments.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is a innovation of traditional Chinese medicine, through external application, it can help boost blood circulation, adjust the inner and outer pressure of cysts, remove cystic fluid and eventually shrink cysts. For more detailed information, you can click here “Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy for Polycystic Kidney Disease”.


Acupuncture is another treatment to alleviate back pain, during the treatment it can help release a substance which can work as a pain-killer.

Avoid overstain

Over-tiredness can aggravate patient’s back pain to a large content. If back pain is caused by rupture of renal cyst, they had better stay in bed and have a good rest.

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