Can diverticulitis hurt in your lower back?

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Yes. Diverticulitis is a disease that affects the digestive tract. It can cause pain in the lower back. Home remedies include:

Liquid diet

For an acute episode of diverticulitis, your doctor may recommend a liquid diet. You may also be asked to follow a clear liquid diet for a couple of days before switching to a low-fiber diet to help rest your digestive system.

Over-the-counter medications

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), may help relieve some of your pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) aren’t recommended because they increase the risk of bleeding and other complications.


Some studies show that probiotics reduce symptoms of diverticulitis, though more research is needed.


Aloe vera is believed to have many health benefits, including preventing constipation. It may also be effective in relieving pain and cramping.

Digestive enzymes

Digestive enzymes are proteins produced by your stomach, small intestine, salivary glands, and pancreas. They help break down food during digestion and kill toxins. The enzymes found in papayas and pears are believed to help reduce intestinal inflammation and speed up healing.