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Is it true that coughing too much can cause back pain?

Is it true that coughing too much can 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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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What causes fever, chills, cough, and back pain on the right side?

What causes fever, chills, cough, and back pain on the right side?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia. Pneumonia caused by lung cancer. Pleurisy. Several serious conditions that should be evaluated in person by your physician. ...Read more

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Can Micardis (telmisartan) cause side effects such as a bad cough & back pain?

Yes: Back pain -- up to 3 percent, unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat) could cause coughing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that telmisartan (micardis) cause side effects such as a bad cough & back pain?

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

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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.

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

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Cough with back pain?

Cough with back pain?

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

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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?

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

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What to do if I have back pain when I cough or laugh.?

Work up: Back pain with coughing/laughing/sneezing could indicate disc herniation. Pls get it worked up by your doc.. Mri. ...Read more

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Hi I was in a car accident and am having some back pain. It hurts when I cough. Should I worry?

Hi I was in a car accident and am having some back pain. It hurts when I cough. Should I worry?

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

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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.

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.

Back injury: This very well can be a bulging disc that is affecting the nerves to his anus. If this worsens he may need more urgent care for his back. The family doctor should be consulted tomorrow. ...Read more

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What to do if I have back pain when I sneeze and cough! : (?

What to do if I have back pain when I sneeze and cough! : (?

Tell your doctor: That's a start. Might want to get some x-rays.
(broken rib, disc problem, etc). ...Read more

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Really bad back pain when I cough or laugh. Should I be worried?

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

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Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Yes: Most likely secondary to muscle strain or if cough is due to pneumonia, then pleuritic chest or back pain depending on part of lung involved. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cough syrup with codeine will help my back pain?

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

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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

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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.?

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

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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

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4 week cough side back pain shortness of breath?

4 week cough side back pain shortness of breath?

Chest X-ray: I would send you for a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia, empyema, and simultaneous pneumonia with chf. ...Read more

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Thoracic back pain, hurts to breathe, cough etc. What should I do?

Thoracic back pain, hurts to breathe, cough etc. What should I do?

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

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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

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Why do I urinate too much, have chills, bad cough and upper right back pain?

Why do I urinate too much, have chills, bad cough and upper right back pain?

Sounds like infectio: N. Better have it checked with your doc. This sounds like a bad kidney infection. But could be something else also. Better check it out. You may need Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or another antimicrobial. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Flu: Unlike a cold, flu symptoms usually come on suddenly. Another key difference is a fever, which might not happen with a cold. Http://www. Webmd. Com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/adult-flu-symptoms ...Read more

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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?

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?

Get Checked!: 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

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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?

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?

Yes: Sounds bad -Can you go to a center for chest Xray? You may have Bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza or more. Pain all the time is concerning. Need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis. This could be life threatening. Don't wait Need to see a doctor today. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Chest X-ray: The diagnosis is usually made with a chest X-ray. Your symptoms can also suggest one diagnosis over another.
It seems like you have already been told it was pneumonia. ...Read more

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I have a severe barking cough and back pain, which I think is my lungs, any idea what it could be?

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

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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?

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?

Pneumonia: Sounds like a lung infection. Go to the Emergency room as soon as possible to rule this out and potentially treat other causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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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.

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 Dr.: Those symptoms make me think that you might have pneumonia. This is the time to go see a doctor and get checked. There are other causes as well but they are going to require physical exam. Go see your doctor. Now is the time. ...Read more

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What could be causing very sharp chest, shoulder, and back pain whenever I sneeze or cough?

What could be causing very sharp chest, shoulder, and back pain whenever I sneeze or cough?

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

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Had back pain now leg pain I get bad pain in my right leg when I cough had it for three weeks now?

Sciatica: It sounds like sciatica. Get a doctor to examine you and do a neurological examination. He or she may also order radiological study for more accurate definition of your sciatica. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more