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i have pain in my back everytime inhale or move. i have recently lost my voice and been coughing a lot. help?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Back pain with cough: You have a muscle strain from coughing. It hurts when you use those accessory muscles to breathe. You have lost your voice because you have a virus that has caused your vocal folds to swell. When the vocal folds swell, they do not meet as well in the midline. There is a leak of air and then your voice sounds hoarse. If you are coughing colored secretions, you need antibiotics. Good luck!
Answered on Sep 7, 2013

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