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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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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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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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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

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Bad lower back pain , chills, nausea and vomiting , and i'm really cold also have dry cough that hurts and because of it i can't breath that well

See a doctor: Get an evaluation by a doctor make sure you don't have something more serious like a kidney issue. Your symptoms may be secondary to just bodyaches from a flu but you need to exclude more serious issues and should see a doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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Spotting lower back pain nausea tired hot flashes chills waking middle of night 2puke or pee but dnt puke loss of appetit sensative to seafood smells?

Spotting lower back pain nausea tired hot flashes chills waking middle of night 2puke or pee but dnt puke loss of appetit sensative to seafood smells?

See your doctor: You don't mention how long this has been going on or anything about your menstrual cycle but this can be caused by any number of things. You could of course start with a pregnancy test but regardless of the result you need to be seen so you will feel better fast. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and cold chills with stomach pain and leg cramps what can this be?

I have lower back pain and cold chills with stomach pain and leg cramps  what can this be?

Back pain: This could be any one of a dozen things. The only way in which to investigate this is to be seen by a doctor, examined, have some labs and imaging studies done, all after providing a full history. Frankly this sounds very severe and should be looked into immediately. If you cannot see a family doctor now, go to an ER. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain that radiates to lower abdomen accompanied with symptoms like sweating, vomiting, loose stool and chills?

What causes lower back pain that radiates to lower abdomen accompanied with symptoms like sweating, vomiting, loose stool and chills?

Kidney infection: There is a high chance that you may have a gastroenteritis accompanied by a kidney infection. Depending on your age this can be caused by multiple other factors. In the elderly you can have a reduced blood supply to the gut causing mesenteric ischemia. You will need to see a doctor as soon as possible to investigate further. ...Read more

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My friend is wanting to know if its dangerous to have small kidneys? She has been having a lot of back pain, chills and shortness of breath.

My friend is wanting to know if its dangerous to have small kidneys? She has been having a lot of back pain, chills and  shortness of breath.

Lungs?: Kidneys vary in size a little. What do you mean small and why are they small? If she has a chronic kidney disease and her kidneys are small as a result of that it could be related to her current symptoms. If she has mildly small kidneys and normal function this is not likely relatedat all. I wonder if her symptoms are more related to her lungs which can produce pain, chills and short breath. ...Read more

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What could cause right side low back pain with cold chills when moving around becomes severe when sitting is persistant but dull also severe nausea?

Many: Consider the right lower abdomen and back and these include your appendix and yes, it can be to the back (posterior), the ureters, the kidney, and the stomach and in women the adnexa or ovary. There could also be referred pain. The chills is concerning for infection or even a stone. Go have a good evaluation and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How do you get over lower back pain?

How do you get over  lower back pain?

A lot!: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Most back pains do get better on their own as well. ...Read more