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Can Shingles Cause Back Pain
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
How long will shingles last and does it cause lower back pain? Does it make you feel sick all the time too?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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