Diabetes back pain is always a possible source of symptoms for patients who suffer from chronic blood sugar concerns. Diabetes is a major health threat which has reached stellar proportions in the developed world, mostly due to a less active lifestyle combined with a fatty diet.
Obesity is the primary cause for most adult diabetes and that is a shame, since the condition is completely preventable with a bit of education and effort. Unfortunately, once most patients realize the danger of their lifestyle choices, it is far too late. Many doctors cite diabetes as one of the most significant health threats of our time, with more and more cases being diagnosed every year.
This dialog provides insight as to why diabetes has become a common cause of and contributor to back pain in the modern world.
Diabetes causes nerve pain due to increased glucose in the blood. The presence of high glucose levels attack the structural integrity of nerves, causing a frightening variety of possible symptoms including weakness, tingling, numbness and of course, pain.
The majority of diabetic sufferers experience these painful issues in their extremities, in either the hands or feet. However, symptoms can exist virtually anywhere and cause truly nightmarish conditions for some patients to bear.
The technical medical term for this health issue is diabetic neuropathy, but most patients simply call it what it feels like… Hell on Earth! Worse still, these types of pain conditions are notoriously difficult to treat, since they tend to resist many pharmaceutical products and do not respond to surgery.
Diabetes usually attacks peripheral nerves, but can debilitate larger structures, such as the sciatic nerve, as well. In some instances, advanced diabetes can affect the central nervous system, including enacting potentially catastrophic effects on parts of the autonomic system. This can cause issues ranging from heart failure to internal organ dysfunction. Other typical health issues which can be related to diabetes include sexual dysfunction, bowel and bladder issues and many, many more.
Back pain may actually be a kind expression compared to some of the far more sinister and potentially life threatening symptoms which are possible.
Nerve pain in the back or legs is often diagnosed as diabetic sciatica or diabetic dorsopathy. The pain originates in the nerves and therefore, medication which helps resolve nerve pain (temporarily) is generally prescribed, but not always effectual.
Obviously, getting the diabetes under control is the best advice possible, but this is not always an option for the worst cases. Treatment is not normally very effective and many patients suffer a progressive downward spiral of ever worsening symptoms, sometimes ending in a premature death. It is a very sad scenario indeed.
Although I wish I had the answer for all of you who are currently suffering from diabetes and its various expressions, I do not. However, I hope that this article may help raise awareness of the truly diabolic nature of the condition and open people’s eyes to the fact that most cases of diabetes are easily prevented by living a healthy life.
Overeating and under-exercising is a perfect recipe for a diabetic future. It is for this, and other reasons, that I have dedicated my life to helping people to live healthier and realize their true potential, rather than be struck down in their prime, due to their own choices.