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TOPIC: FASTING AND BACK PAIN

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FASTING AND BACK PAIN 01 Sep 2010 05:36 #5056

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Even when eating food (hypocaloric), I have the back pain... It's usually only something I experience with weight loss.
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FASTING AND BACK PAIN 19 Sep 2010 07:43 #5095

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We often see back pain during fasting and weight loss, but remain at a loss to explain it. Theoretically, losing a "pot-belly" quickly, causes a rapid straightening of the lower back, which could strain the ligaments in the spine. But since a pot-belly is most rapidly eradicated by toning of the intestine during a fast, this would not explain the same pain during a diet.. so here's a challenge for someone to find an explanation.

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FASTING AND BACK PAIN 19 Sep 2010 19:16 #5096

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www.bigbackpain.com/stressandbackpain.html

My thought is that it's related to hormonal changes that occur with lower caloric intake...stress hormones surge for a few days/hours and then the body reaches a new equilibrium.

This is my best guess.
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FASTING AND BACK PAIN 19 Sep 2010 22:42 #5098

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You're likely quite right, although of course hormonal changes happens all the time; every cell in the body is affected by some hormones and fasting tends to have an influence on them all. Stress also releases several stress hormones and tends to have a negative feedback effect on the reproductive hormones. But once the new equilibrium has set in a few times it becomes much easier to "switch".

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FASTING AND BACK PAIN 25 Sep 2010 03:08 #5119

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Very interesting, I also normally get lower back pain when loosing weight. When fasting this does not happen until around after day 5 though.
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