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FASTING AND BACK PAIN

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01 Sep 2010 05:36 #5056 by carolineq
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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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19 Sep 2010 07:43 #5095 by TheFastDoctor
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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.

André

All my posts are "generic", based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of your own licensed medical practitioner.

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19 Sep 2010 19:16 #5096 by carolineq
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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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19 Sep 2010 22:42 #5098 by TheFastDoctor
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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".

André

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25 Sep 2010 03:08 #5119 by Gaba.gal
Gaba.gal replied the topic: FASTING AND BACK PAIN
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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