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Back Pain Worse With Laughing
Yes/No: Although coughing and laughing that results in back pain suggests a herniated disk, this will not generally be anything that will harm you in the long run. That said, if there is any perceived weakness or ascending numbness in the legs or arms, that would be of concern. If you are worried I would suggest you see your doctor for further workup with imaging like Xray or MRI. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sneezed and immediately felt sharp upper right back pain. Now whenever i move or laugh i get sharp back pain. It's a little swollen. What happened?
Back pain in upper right side. The pain is worsened by lying down, laughing, leaning forward. No shortness of breath. No issues moving arm around.
Upper back strain : More commonly this is a muscle strain. It can be very uncomfortable initially and debilitating. Heat. Stretch. Massage may help. If it persists beyond 10days without improving then considering seeing a physician. Physical therapy is often considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Few possible reasons. Sometimes when a person has a disc problem, the intiial movement of the spine can cause pain when going from sit to stand. Also if there is a problem with the joints of the spine which are called facet joints these can cause pain when standing. Muscle tightness/stiffness can also contribute. ...Read more
Could be a large : Centrally herniated disc and/or spinal stenosis but this is assuming you are lying either on your back or on your stomach as your spine is in extension which narrows the spinal canal leaving less room available for the nerve tissue within it. For other diagnoses like a tumor or infection, pain can be worse at night as well. It is worth getting this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more