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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Is lower back pain bad if you get chills with each sharp pain?

Is lower back pain bad if you get chills with each sharp pain?

Lumbago: You better make sure that the pain isn't being caused by an infection of some type (like urinary, ascending ureter or endometrial). When people get chills during an infection it indicates that bacteria may be entering the blood system. This is not to say that very sharp lancing pain can not cause chills..it may..but lets make sure nothing else is going on! ...Read more

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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


Dr. Jonathan Lau
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What do the symptoms the chills, lower back pain and aching legs mean?

What do the symptoms the chills, lower back pain and aching legs mean?

Flu symptoms: Sounds like flu like symptoms. If these dont get better in 3-5 days i would see your physician to evaluate if this is a flu or something more serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Tender breasts lower back pain headaches chills sleeping a lot and no period and its day 40 what does that mean no period its day 40

Tender breasts lower back pain headaches chills sleeping a lot and no period and its day 40 what does that mean no period its day 40

Any thing: Depending on your age- can be menopause, nutritional deficiency ( if you are dieting too much), kidney infection/ stone/ associated with hormonal issues, back problem, detailed exam and lab will reveal. See pmd. ...Read more

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Dr. Harvey Lewit
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If I have left ever lower back pain with chills should I go to the emergency room?

If I have left ever lower back pain with chills should I go to the emergency room?

Primary doctor: This may be an infection such a urinary tract infection. You should be able to see a primary care provider. If you develop fevers or vomiting i would go to an emergency dspartment. ...Read more

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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What could cause low fever, chills, lower back pain?

Infection : You could have a bladder or kidney onfection. You should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. David Lundin
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Lower back pain that is worse in the am and lessens as the day goes on. Last two days it is much worse and have had chills and nausea.

Lower back pain that is worse in the am and lessens as the day goes on. Last two days it is much worse and have had chills and nausea.

Lumbar strain: Most acute low back pain is muscular not related to disk herniations. This should subside in 1-2 weeks. If it does not or is associated with pain or numbness into you legs you should see an md right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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My husband woke up this morning with lower back pain, chills, headache, and his temp went from 102 to 104.5 in less than 2 hours, should I take him to er

Febrile Low Back P: Yes. The temp warrants evaluation especially if it does not respond to tyelenol or ibuprofen. Flu can increase muscle and joint pains including the back. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Daly
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I am having lower back pain-mainly right side, pain in my right side-around the curve of my waist, feeling nauseous, and light headed with chills.

I am having lower back pain-mainly right side, pain in my right side-around the curve of my waist, feeling nauseous, and light headed with chills.

Back pain: Sounds like it could be a kidney infection. You should see a doctor right away for a urine test. Don't wait several days to be seen since these can become severe if left untreated too long. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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I have the chills lower back pain and upper abdominal pain like under my chest an feel nauseous?

I have the chills lower back pain and upper abdominal pain like under my chest an feel nauseous?

Flu-like illness: This may be early onset of influenza and you should be seen, tested, and if positive be treated with oseltamivir. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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