Serious causes of pain in the entire left side of the body and members

Crises of pain without precise location are always afraid. Especially if it flows around the left side of the body, covering the hand and even foot. In most cases, does not do without the help of a doctor.

back pain

It is difficult to explain to friends or coworkers, it hurts the whole left side, and not be considered a malingerer. Even the doctors is sometimes necessary to carry out a research to identify the causes. But these symptoms may not remain without attention. After all, simultaneous pain in the corner hypochondrium, leg and even the foot can be a harbinger of a stroke, heart attack, and a number of other critical to the life of the pathologies.

Back problems

The left side of the body may be damaged during the injury. This source of unpleasant feelings is obvious. In other cases, the first examinations in two directions: to analyse the state of the heart and spine. It is because of the pathologies the system muscle-skeletal system more other manifested pain on the left side with the blur location.


In the case of violation of blood circulation in the tissues of the spinal column, the intervertebral disks become less elastic, the fibrous ring is gradually destroyed, at the expense of the roots of the nerves. This causes a number of factors:

  • a sedentary lifestyle;
  • heavy physical work;
  • changes related to the age of the body;
  • endocrine diseases.

In consequence of the right or the left side of the back, neck, waist start to hurt. Changes the sensitivity of other areas of the body. Location unpleasant sensations communicates with relationship-destructive-dystrophic process. Thus, when the cervical region osteocondrose is frequently found a pain in the left shoulder, on the hand, numbness of the fingers and the outer ribs the palm of your hand. When the lumbar spine occur low back pain, pulling pain, paresthesia in the corresponding part of the back, thigh, leg.



Due to the narrowing of the distance between the vertebrae of prisoners and inflamed nerve fibers that depart the spinal cord. This is a complication of degenerative disc disease is named sciatica pain. As self-pathology it occurs in response to a fault brusque movement, the subarrefecimento the back, injury to the spinal muscle.

Cervical-brachial form transmits sensations of pain throughout the upper quadrant of the body: the blades, in the neck, in his hand. Radiculopathy lumbar-sacral – sciatica – affects the sciatic nerve. Appears a pain in the left thigh, buttock, spreading down the leg to the heel. In the initial phase there may be complaints of "tracking" of the leg, feeling chills.

It is not possible to perform these diseases. After all, destroy the disks can not be recovered. After removing the starting point of the pain syndrome and of acute inflammation, the only safe way to slow the disease continues to be the prevention. It includes the requirement of curative physical education, the control of posture, a healthy lifestyle. Help periodic courses of physiotherapy, massage, to improve blood circulation in the area affected vertebrae.

Intercostal neuralgia

Excruciating, burning or sharp pain in the left side – optional heart problems. This may be intercostal neuralgia. But the symptoms are very similar:

  • a twinge rolls of a sudden, after a slight movement of the body;
  • the entire left side of the chest may turn pale or blush;
  • the sensation radiating to under the putty knife and the lower part of the back;
  • it increases the perspiration;
  • may occur burning sensation, loss of sensitivity in different areas of the body;
  • a deep breath, sneezing, cough, reinforce the severity of the symptom.

All of this occurs because of the corruption of nerve fibers in the region of the intercostal. The reasons for their annoyance call with hypothermia, stagnation of blood, trauma, poisoning, complications of infectious diseases, or degenerative disc disease. Usually affects a number of factors, including fatigue and decreased immunity.

The main signs that help distinguish the neuralgia of the heart, headaches.

  1. In case of irritation intercostal receiver the feeling does not disappear from the acquisition of nitroglycerin, but clearance under the effect of sedative drugs (validol, Corvalol).
  2. An angina attack usually short, and the pain in his left side and under the blade – grip, increasing during physical exertion. When neuralgia across the upper part of the body may hurt more than a day, the response to any movement.
  3. When palpation of the chest or of the back stand out sensitive spots between the ribs, near the spine.

The main form of treatment of neuralgia – the elimination of the cause that provoked the irritation of the nerves. Identify it can only doctor-neurologist, after a lot of research. After all, the disease has to differentiate from renal colic, angina, rods.

Cardiac pathology


Complaints of pain in the corner hypochondrium, which gives the shoulder, the arm, the neck, the jaw, is not always associated with coronary artery disease and bouts of angina pectoris. Similar symptoms are observed when cardialgia due to an inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or damage to the heart shell (pericarditis). These pathologies arise as a complication of a cold, flu, pneumonia, and other infectious diseases.

If the disease does not show in the initial phase, the time can develop virtually asymptomatic. When myocarditis are observed:

  • tiredness;
  • rapid heart beat;
  • lack of air and pain smooth, after a small load;
  • later joins the vertigo;
  • edema of the lower limbs.

The pericardial effusion rarely occurs as an independent disease. About he warned:

  • pain when tilting the body forward, in the position lying in the left lateral position;
  • different power feeling in the chest, transmitted in the back, the arm, the lower part of the back;
  • rapid, arrhythmic, weak pulse;
  • cough without sputum;
  • bleaching of the skin covering;
  • some cyanosis of the body (especially the palms of the hands and feet).

Early detection and timely treatment of pathologies of the heart reduces the risk of heart attacks. Recurring pain in the corner hypochondrium and heart area should take in the doctor's office. For the diagnosis are ECG and EchoCG. With your help in diagnosing heart rhythm disturbances, to identify the dimensions of the heart chambers, the presence of liquid in the bag. X-ray show possible tumors, disease of the ribs, the lungs.


Before the coup of pain in the body and limbs, occur infrequently. On the contrary, one side of the body may lose sensitivity. But when the defeat of the regions of the brain in the area of the hill develops post-stroke pain to the left or to the right throughout the body – thalamic syndrome. Your additional symptoms:

  • pains intensify of light, movement, emotions;
  • disturbed by the perception of temperature;
  • the only tactile stimuli seem to be multiple;
  • is often accompanied by a tingling sensation and the reduction of the sensitivity of the skin.

The thalamus is the center point sensitivity. The causes of the appearance of the symptoms explains the lack of oxygen in the tissue due to a violation of blood circulation. The pain in his left side and legs and occurs when the heart is on the opposite side of the brain. But after a stroke it can hurt one side of the body, even if affected natallichka structure. In addition to neuropathic pain, you may find that the pain and muscle spasm.


To cope with the pain, the consequences of a stroke prescribe the simultaneous acquisition of antidepressants and anticonvulsants. Pain muscle film muscle relaxants, massage, special gymnastics, physiotherapy.

Whatever it is, which was called a side pain in the corner hypochondrium, hip, hands, and other, self-diagnosis, you will not be able to identify its exact cause. 3 hours before the visit to the clinic advised to refrain from receiving analgesics, sedatives. And, in the case of acute deterioration, need of ambulance.