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Back Pain After Pneumonia
It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Pneumonia n backpain: Coughing bouts during pneumonia can lead to disc damage in the lower back. If the pain increases while sitting down, leaning forward and improves with leaning back or standing up, it is most likely from the lumbar disc. An MRI can properly evaluate the soft tissues in the spine. If the pain travels dow the leg, it could be a pinched nerve from a herniated disc. Specific treatments can relieve this. ...Read more
How will I know if I have pneumonia or tuberculosis? I have back pain and cough for a month already. My doct0r told me I have pneumonia last week.
Do I have pneumonia? Really scared I'm not coughing but I had left back pain a couple days ago did not get worse by breathing. No fever. Temp is 96.8
I've back pain. Painful to lift left arm. When I breathe it 's worse. Nurse said 'early stages of pneumonia' without examining me. Could it be right?
Possible, but: Not a good plan to diagnose with minimal information. Back and movement of arms hurt from inflamed fascia which stretches little nerve endings. So does breathing if the fascia is inflamed. Although pneumonia "could " cause this, You failed to mention exposure, fever, cough, sputum and shortness of breath. Suspect it is traumatic and will resolve with ibuprophen Every 4-6 hrs. ...Read more
Diagnosed with pneumonia a month ago, when I developed back pain on right shoulder blade, pain is gone but have periodic tingling/cold sensation there?
Pain when coughing or breathing. Rattling or vibrating sound/feeling when breathing. Back pain, fatigue, and loss of appetite. Is it pneumonia?
Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic. Still have 101 fever, severe cough w/phlegm, chest/back pain. Is this normal?
I have rapid breathing with wezzing and upper back pain. I have had pneumonia before could it be that again or a chest infection?
Get checked.: Pneumonia is a chest infection. Other serious problems can cause chest pain and wheezing with trouble breathing, including a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen TODAY and get treated. If you are having a lot of trouble breathing or your pain is severe, get checked NOW, and call for an ambulance, if you cannot get a ride to a nearby emergency department. ...Read more
Wet cough, wheezing, chest and back pain when coughing and breathing in, shallow breathing, fever, cough spasms. Bronchitis or pneumonia possibly?
Being txed for suspect. Pneumonia after flu. On day 4/10 of doxycycline. I’m feeling a lot better (less cough, green sputum now clear, fever gone. Except today I have new lower & mid back pain. Does this mean I’m getting worse /need to be seen again?
Dx early dbl pneumonia 5 days ago. Now done w/ azithromycin. Till now no symptoms but chest/back pain on l. Now pain on r & mild cough. Back to pcp?
Recovering- pnemoniai -throbbing low back pain, occasioanally moves up and in chest. Doctor was not sure? Told to take motrin.
Pneumonia-whats wrong if after 3days of taking zithromax antibiotic, the fever never subsides. It still ranges 38.3-39.5°c.&still has shoulder-back ache?
56/M (ex-smoker)-Dx pneumonia, pleurisy, thickening & multiloculated effusion 4 months ago. Recovered with antibiotics. Slight back pain while yawning
It is not clear as to what your statement is about. Since you have a doctor, please discuss the matter with him/her as he/she knows more about your health and your issues may require a physical examination.
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When to see a doc?:
Severe back pain that is associated with:
weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor:
http://www. Webmd. Com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read more
Many ways: There are so many ways to treat back pain. In my opinion stretching can be the most helpful. Also it is important not to become too inactive as this will just weaken the back muscles and cause more problems. Physical therapy, sometimes medications, sometimes injections are also some of the treatments. Most back pain is rarely serious. For back pain that does not go away on its own, see your doctor. ...Read more
Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more
Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications. In fact the vast majority of patients will improve just with good, persistent conservative treatment. Subsequently, spinal injections and possibly surgery are also options. See a physician if your symptoms continue to persist, or if they worsen. ...Read more
Many causes: There can be many cause. Muscle, bone, kidney, and even abdominal causes. If pain seems to be worse with movement then probably muscle skeleton pain. You should see a doctor because many possibilities. ...Read more
Million Dollar???: This is the holy grail of pain management. Unfortunately there is no good answer. Options can range from a hot shower, bath, ice or heating pad. Otc meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and even some topical creams and patches can help. There is a lot of trial and error and every patient is different. ...Read more
Many things: Lower back pain is very multi-factorial. It can be caused by muscle spasms, muscle/ligament tears, disc disease (bulging or herniation), and facet (joint) inflammation. The cause of these problems can include weight gain, trauma (induced by accident, lifting, too much exercise, etc), or poor core strength. As your doctor more about your specific case. ...Read more
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