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Is there any connection with back pain in the lower back and asthma?

Is there any connection with back pain in the lower back and asthma?

Unlikely: Chronic coughing from asthma may place pressure on the lumbar spine; a auto-immune link is another possibility; food allergy/intolerance msg can cause back pain, but there is mixed that regarding if it can cause asthma exacerbation.

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I have had back pain on both side mid way down my back for about 2 weeks now. I do have asthma and if I take prednisone the pain subsides temporarily?

I have had back pain on both side mid way down my back for about 2 weeks now. I do have asthma and if I take prednisone the pain subsides temporarily?

Xray and Rx: Please get examined and only take medications prescribed for this by your family physician or medical doctor.

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What to do if asthma, acid reflux, choking sensation, back pain, no sleep?

What to do if asthma, acid reflux, choking sensation, back pain, no sleep?

See your doctor!: All those problems can be related to uncontrolled gastroesophageal reflux, stomach ulceration and aspiration of acid into the airways. Sleep apnea can be associated with all of these symptoms as well. Treating the underlying cause will make your nights much more restful!

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I have asthma. I have back pain and today woke up with chest pain. Only when I breathe does my back and chest hurt do I have an infection?

I have asthma. I have back pain and today woke up with chest pain. Only when I breathe does my back and chest hurt do I have an infection?

Probably not: Asthma causes one to have muscle pains especially if u have been coughing a lot and not well controlled. Chest pain from constant coughing is quite common. Back pain can also result from overuse of respiratory muscles in the back. Signs of infection wld be presence of fever, lethargy, bringing out a lot of colored phlegm, and worsening of asthma itself. If worried get urself checked.

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Back pain towards the bottom of ribs when sighing or yawning. No asthma. Previously stopped breathing for a few seconds, did not gasp for air.

Back pain towards the bottom of ribs when sighing or yawning. No asthma. Previously stopped breathing for a few seconds, did not gasp for air.

Back pain/rib pain: Afraid you need a good exam and likely a couple tests such as chest x-ray, pulse oximetry and pulmonary function tests. Lung examination; inflammation from pneumonia, pleurisy, pneumothorax, bronchitis can be involved. Trauma? Fever? The musculoskeletal system needs a good look; is there tenderness at a point. Not to mention the "stopped breathing" detail. Please seek urgent medical assistance.

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I've been on antibiotics for two weeks now but still seem to have a chest infection and have started to have back pain around my ribs. I have asthma.

I've been on antibiotics for two weeks now but still seem to have a chest infection and have started to have back pain around my ribs. I have asthma.

Treatment failure: Symptoms of an illness that will respond to a particular antibiotic usually start to improve within 3-4 days if the appropriate antibiotic was prescribed, and they were taken as directed. Relapse or persistence of symptoms is generally regarded as a treatment failure or inaccuracy of the original diagnosis (i.e. viral not bacterial). Your asthma complicates the issue, and you should be re-checked

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Sever back pain in the middle. Pain radiets around my sides and my rib cage. Chest tightness! I'm wheezing with my ASTHMA! Please Help Me ASAP.?

Sever back pain in the middle. Pain radiets around my sides and my rib cage. Chest tightness! I'm wheezing with my ASTHMA! Please Help Me ASAP.?

Go to ER: If you are having severe asthma symptoms with wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath refractory to rescue medications (albuterol) you need to be seen immediately for further treatment. Call 911 or go to emergency room immediately.

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I have a faint rash to my neck/cheek, asthma diagnosis 2 yrs ago requiring freq streriods, migraines, and chronic neck/upper back pain. Could this be lupus?

I have a faint rash to my neck/cheek, asthma diagnosis 2 yrs ago requiring freq streriods, migraines, and chronic neck/upper back pain. Could this be lupus?

Need evaluation: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where the body "reacts against self" for unknown reasons. Lupus can be difficult to diagnose and requires blood tests. Almost all patients with lupus have joint pain/arthritis and many have chest pain, fatigue, fever, hair loss, mouth sores, sensitivity to sunlight and rash on face. Almost any body organ system can be affected. Asthma is not associated with lupus.

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Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?

Chest tightness not other lower back pain no pain on left side no sweating I do have asthma and COPD a little difficulty with breathing?

See a doctor: Chest tightness and difficulty breathing should be evaluated right away. These could be symptoms of heart disease or pulmonary. Embolism (blood clot in the lung). Please do not delay in seeking care.

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27/male - shortness of breath 6 months, upper back pain, intercoastal muscle knots, thoracic kyphosis, constant anxiety, allergies, asthma? Whatisit?

27/male - shortness of breath 6 months, upper back pain, intercoastal muscle knots, thoracic kyphosis, constant anxiety, allergies, asthma? Whatisit?

Tx anxiety/symptoms: It sounds as though you have some physical issues to deal with, all of which are magnified greatly by your anxiety. All need to be attended to. Best of luck!

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What could be preventing my rib cage from expanding fully. I have symptoms of GERD (mucus in throat)/asthma. Tons of knots and back pain. Fatigued...

What could be preventing my rib cage from expanding fully. I have symptoms of GERD (mucus in throat)/asthma. Tons of knots and back pain. Fatigued...

Be specific: Gerd and alcohol not a good combination so quit drinking, what do you mean tons of knots where?, take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to loosen the mucous, need more investgation about knots, those might be tihtening the rib muscles pl see a pulmonologist asap.

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Dizzy, weak, nausea, anemic, asthma, lower back pain, pcp said hgb=7 went up to 10. Rbc=3.7, iron=19. Shtness of breath. Fam his of cancer endom, brst?

Dizzy, weak, nausea, anemic, asthma, lower back pain, pcp said hgb=7 went up to 10. Rbc=3.7, iron=19. Shtness of breath. Fam his of cancer endom, brst?

Need more info....: Do you know why you are anemic? Did you have a blood transfusion to increase your hemoglobin and how long ago was that? Anemia can cause shortness of breath so, if the shortness of breath is new or worsening and, if you haven't had your hemoglobin checked recently, then this needs to be done asap. Anemia can also cause weakness, dizziness. Have you had a colonoscopy? You need anemia work-up.

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Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't feel like asthma.

Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't feel like asthma.

Mgt/workup: Since you have had a bacterial or flu like illness, the cough may be a result of bronchitis, pneumonia or inflammation of the lung/lining of the lung. I would suggest a pulmonary function test if it does not improve within three weeks.

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For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?

For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?

Infection: You should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like you might have an infection and if it has been going on for so long you might need antibiotics.

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I have a very sore head, achy back and legs, hot and cold, shivery, congested, tight chest, wheezy, worsening asthma. Feeling sick and dizzy at times?

I have a very sore head, achy back and legs, hot and cold, shivery, congested, tight chest, wheezy, worsening asthma. Feeling sick and dizzy at times?

Respiratory Infect: Your asthma needs much better control. Your medications need to be adjusted as soon as possible, like today. You may have a superimposed lung infection like a virus or bacterial pneumonia. Go do it right away.

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Causes for tightness/slight pain in upper back that might make breathing sometimes difficult? Recentley diagnosed with asthma & allergies.

Causes for tightness/slight pain in upper back that might make breathing sometimes difficult? Recentley diagnosed with asthma & allergies.

Allergic trigger: Asthma is often triggered by something to which you have an allergic or inflammatory respone. Also can be caused by exercise, cold air or fluid, also tension, stress or emotional triggers. The "tightness is the body's reaction to those triggers and needs treatmenty, usually with an inhaler. See an acute care clinic or your pcp.

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Can asthma cause any kind of body aches? My shoulders my back hurt and my chest a lil. Also have cervical neck problems can it be from that?

Can asthma cause any kind of body aches? My shoulders my back hurt and my chest a lil. Also have cervical neck problems can it be from that?

Not usually: Some patients may have chest "tightness" or a vague aching pain especially during a flare up, but it isn't likely that your asthma is causing other joint problems. There are however other lung diseases that are associated with joint priblems, and they may "look like" asthma. You would need more evaluation to know if this is the case, but frankly it's more likely that they are unrelated.

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