A 32-year-old female asked:
Hi, husband is immunocompromised, positive for covid today. he experiences pain throughout thoracic cavity extending to lumbar spine only after sneezing, pain 8/10, lasting 5 sec. no difficulty breathing, no fever, no cough, is this an emergency? thx?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
No, it is not an emergent symptom and it may not have anything to do with covid-19 infection. Sneeze can trigger a radiculopathic pain with the characteristics as your husband experienced. The most common emergent symptom in covid-19 infection is shortness of breath (dyspnea) with poor oxygenation by pulse oximetry.
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