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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


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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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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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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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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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Fever off and on chills,extrem lower back pain on and off headache throwing up weak ..hard time keeping Consintration.. :( ?

Fever off and on chills,extrem lower back pain on and off headache throwing up weak ..hard time  keeping  Consintration.. :(  ?

Go to ER: You sound quite ill, with potential involvement of the central nervous system. Do not delay, go and get evaluated professionally. If you can go and get seen in your PCP office immediately that is good, but if not go to ER. Hope all clears well. ...Read more