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Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness? All other disorders have been ruled out.

Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness?  All other disorders have been ruled out.

Not likely.: While pain is certainly a symptom of shingles, which can be present before the rash appears, it is not usual for it to cause weakness. See a neurologist and/or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Can shingles cause lower back pain?

Can shingles cause lower back pain?

depends on location: It depends on the location of the rash and the nerves involved. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause extreme upper back pain.

Can shingles cause extreme upper back pain.

Nerve Pain BAD Yes: Yes, shingles can affect just about any piece of skin on your body. Our fancy word for these areas = "dermatome". Suffice it to say that these are highways the virus decides to travel down...Usually one sided.....And exquisitely painful. ...Read more

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How long will shingles last and does it cause lower back pain? Does it make you feel sick all the time too?

How long will shingles last and does it cause lower back pain? Does it make you feel sick all the time too?

Rash2-4weeks,pain lo: If untreated with antibiotics at the earliest sign the rash may last 2to4 weeks.And the pain may lasst a ling timerequiring paim meds etc, but if treated early it can shortenthe course of rash and pain may be of shorter duration. ...Read more

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How can I treat back pain from where i had shingles?

Consultation: Find pain specialist in you area. Treatment of shingles pain takes time and expertise. ...Read more

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Have you ever experienced severe lower back pain associated with shingles?

Spine nerve irritate: Shingles may have a irritated your underlying spinal nerve root problems causing significant back pain. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and may even need to be seen by a neurologist and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation if this continues. ...Read more

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Recurring rash on L button cheek. Preceded with severe back pain. Aprox 4 times a year. A biopsy determined that it is not shingles or cancer. ?

Recurring rash on L button cheek. Preceded with severe back pain. Aprox 4 times a year.  A biopsy determined that it is not shingles or cancer. ?

Allergic reaction?: It may represent an allergic reaction to a medication, clothing or something else in your daily life that you apply to the same aeea every 4 minths. Check your habits or get a second opinion on dx ...Read more

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Can mopping cause back pain?

Can mopping cause back pain?

Yes: Might need to exercise in order to mop without pain! keeping yourself in a good shape will allow you to mop without pain and will make you fell well! ...Read more

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What can cause your back pain?

What can cause your back pain?

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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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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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