H. pylori is a bacterium that has been associated with many diseases, including ulcers and stomach cancer. Recent studies suggest that chronic back pain could be linked to H. pylori infection.
Research conducted by the University of Maryland suggests that up to 70% of people with chronic back pain may actually have an H. pylori infection. This is an interesting correlation, but the exact relationship between the two has not yet been fully established.
Back pain can affect anyone at any age, but it typically becomes more common as people age. H. pylori may affect this condition because its presence in the gut can lead to low levels of stomach acidity over time. This condition, known as hypochlorhydria, can affect the stomach lining and lead to inflammation, which may contribute to back pain.