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Can Coughing Too Much Cause Back Pain
Coughing back pain:
Yes coughing too much can cause:
1. Muscle strain
2. Muscle spasm
3. Disc abnormality (herniation, bulge, tear...)
4. Facet joint irritation (whiplash joint)
if it persists, it is probably time to see a doctor.
Weakness, nausea, vomiting, fever, bowel or bladder changes would be very worrisome symptoms if you have those as well. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Would be: Extremely unusual.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible: It's possible. The only way to know for sure is to stop the med, wait for the side effects to resolve, and then reintroduce the med. ...Read more
What could cause back pain, discomfort, or burning in middle of the back with slight difficulties breathing. No cough, or fever. Heart checked ok.
Right shoulder blade and upper middle back pain after 20 minutes walk. White sticky cough. Recently has pituitary surgery. Could cause be a anesthetic?
Chest X-ray: Would at least see pcp, but really would want a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Can stress cause a GERD flare up, despite daily dose of Pantoprazole? If so would it cause left side back pain, and would whitish flem come up my throat? My throat has been dry because of this but I have no cough.
Stress can increase: Acid formation in the stomach despite the pantoprazole. Increased acid formation needs to be neutralized with medication managment. Increased acid in the stomach can cause laryngo-pharyngeal reflux followed with throat discomfort. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more
What could cause upper back pain, a dry cough and occasional chest pain? Back pain travels to arms and numbs them, very tired, sometimes feeling faint
Muscle pain others: When you cough you use the muscles of the chest and back and too much coughing can tire the muscles and can make them painful, also what causes the cough like viral or bacterial infection of lungs or bronchi can also cause headaches, body and back pains, you may get pain in the back of chest if you have pneumonia with or without pleurisy can cause pain in back of chest. ...Read more
Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe. Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough. What can I do for relief?
See physiatrist: A physiatrist can help identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. If it is determined to be related to the spine, a brief course of steroids to decrease inflammation, followed by a course of physical therapy to relieve pressure and improve the condition of the surrounding muscles may be warranted. ...Read more
Yes and no:
The fact that you are having some pain is concerning.
It may be nothing but I would recommend seeing your doctor to make sure everything is okay.
Especially if it persists or worsens. ...Read more
When my fiance cough's he has lost control of his bowl. Not all the way but enough to change his cloths, because of back pain. He got hurt at work.
Upper left back pain during soccer and then I bent back and there was a loud pop! I can't bend down and I'm in pain. What is this? Hurts when I cough.
See a doctor: You may have torn a muscle or even cracked a rib; have it checked out;. ...Read more
Tell your doctor:
That's a start. Might want to get some x-rays.
(broken rib, disc problem, etc). ...Read more
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 more
It might....: But you are ingesting a lot of other compounds that you don't need to combat back pain. Would discuss with a pain specialist to ensure that you take more "pure" medications that help reduce your pain without other additives such cough suppressants. He/she may also discuss other techniques/options that lessen reliance on medications. ...Read more
Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath or cough. Hurts to lay down even.
Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more
Have chest pain 4 days. If I cough or move certain ways it hurts. Today II have back pain not sure if related. I don't have any upper resp signs.?
Chest pain/back pain: Pain in the chest with movement or coughing can sometimes be pleurisy -inflammation of the lining of the chest. Doesn't sound cardiac. You can try an antiinflammatory medication to see if it helps - if you develop a fever it could be the signs of an early pneumonia and chest pain associated with exertion is worrisome for cardiac issues and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Sharp pains in my lower back and a dry hacking cough every nite for 5months. Back pain is in the majority of everyday. Could this problem be serious?
Should get workup: Persistent unrelanting cough should always be assessed by a physician and treated. The back pain may be related to the constant coughing. Stay away from over the counter antitussive medications. They may only perpetuate the problem. Get an appointment with a physician and you will sleep much more soundly. ...Read more
I feel heaviness in chest and my chest is full of cough. I also feel little back pain. There is white/colorless and jelly like sputum and sputum come?
Cough and back pain: Symptoms of back pain, cough and pain with breathing suggests a respiratory or cardiac cause that could be potentially serious. The best approach is to see your healthcare provider and be evaluated for cardiac and respiratory disorders. I suspect a chest x-ray, ecg, and lung function tests would be a fairly routine place to start. Once identified, specific treatment can be given. ...Read more
Having bad back pain. Feels like something squeezing my lungs and a dry cough. Could this be a PE?
Potentially: There are many potential causes of the symptoms you are describing. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more
Moderate to high fever for 14hours now. Too much body/back pain before the fever started, no cough, no cold, heavy sweating after taking medicine, pai?
Over month after unprotected sex some lower back pain but staying active. Only symptom as well as a cough for 2 wks. Worrying too much about std?
Why worry? See your doctor, and get checked.
If you luck out, and didn't "catch" anything, please learn from the experience, and...Use protection next time. ...Read more
Had mild upper back pain for a month woke up with it hurtung much worse than ever. Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't help. It hurts horribly when I cough. Lung problem?
Bad upper back pain with dry, chesty cough and chest discomfort. Hurts when standing and at rest. Advil works a bit, but not much lately. Could the upper back pain be from a lung infection?
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.
I have a severe barking cough and back pain, which I think is my lungs, any idea what it could be?
Viral bronchitis: It is impossible to diagnose this without a full history and exam, but the nature of the cough suggests bronchitis. Without knowing whether you may be breathing in toxins such as atmospheric pollutants or cigarette smoke this is likely to be due to viral infection and the back pain either due to strained rib muscles or to inflammation of the lining of the lungs (pleuritis). ...Read more
I've had a flu 3 weeks ago but my cough is still pretty strong now im having chest and back pain what can it be?
My chest hurts, I have a bad cough, back pain, it hurts to cough, eating makes me sick, and I have mucus. What do I have wrong? Its been there days.
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Had back pain now leg pain I get bad pain in my right leg when I cough had it for three weeks now?
Have severe back pain had spinal fusiontwo years ago should I go get a x-ray to see if screw came loose hurts to cough hurts to move?
Urgent Care: You should follow up with your primary care doctor so they can appropriately examine your back and order the appropriate test. Causes of back pain can include kidney stone. If pain is severe and it is not affecting your ability to walk or sudden loss of urine or stool your current go to urgent care center otherwise emergency room. Since he destroyed the pain is severe. If you cannot drive and if If you cannot drive and if you feel it is in a life-threatening emergency please call 911 ...Read more
I have a dry cough with chest and back pain when I do. Feel drained. This is my third day like this with no other symptoms. Should I see doc?
Yes: There are many possible causes for your symptoms therefore you need some testing done. ...Read more
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