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why does my back hurt when I cough

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Magalie Nelson
20 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Back pain from cough: Your lungs fill your chest cavity .When you cough, you take a deep breath in, then the vocal cords close. This causes a rapid increase in pressure w ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many things: Sometimes benign acute back pain can cause problems like this. It just happens, but often will improve with simple measures like over the counter pain ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience General Practice
Stress: Coughing and sneezing is an involuntary valsalva effect...Causing muscles that may be strained in the past to contact and this causes further strain. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Quinn
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Muscle spasm: It's likely a muscle spasm. Try warm moist heat or massage.
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pain when cough: fx rib? pulled rib? Pleurisy Pulmonary embolism TBC Pneumonia So you would go to Dr. Lung cancer if you smoke. How old are you?
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
31 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Muscle strain: It seems you have strained a trapezius muscle, pain is worse on movement, coughing, sneezing, and at night. Ice, massage and stretching with otc pain ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Diaphragm pain: Irritation of the diaphragm from abdominal or chest can be referred toor felt in the shoulder. That is the muscle that expands the chest when you bre ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rib pain: Costochondritis, muscle strain, pleuritis are likely causes.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: you can strain a muscle or even break a rib coughing. Sometimes you can have pain related to pneumonia as well though so if pain is significant it may ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
One option: Try acupuncture. It is excellent for many types of back pain.
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