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Wheezing And Back Pain
Have a cough/been a month I have headaches/tired/no fever/wheezing/chest&back pain when taking a deep breathe/taken all sorts of meds nothing works. ?
See your doctor: You need an evaluation in order to assure the right diagnosis and get the proper treatment. ...Read more
Eat 3-4hrs before bed. Lay down I get nauseous/abd pain. Neg colonoscopy/egd. Also SOB at night, wheezing. Low back pain. Not obese. Ideas?
wet cough, wheezing, chest and back pain when coughing and breathing in, shallow breathing, fever, cough spasms. Bronchitis or pneumonia possibly?
So lately I've had this cough off and on that won't go away I have had wheezing sometimes chest pain upper back pain sore rib sometimes is it cancer?
Every time I lay down to sleep my chest gets tighter but no wheezing but struggle to breath but I can't sleep sitting up due to chronic back pain what else can I do as it's keeping me up every night?
Son has sharp sudden chest/back pain with slight wheezing (new) for a month he underweigh worries a lot and has anxiety EKG last month should I worry?
Sever back pain in the middle. Pain radiets around my sides and my rib cage. Chest tightness! I'm wheezing with my ASTHMA! Please Help Me ASAP . ?
Bad lower back pain chest tightness dry persistent cough.when i exhale i cough.wheezing.I'm a smoker.I was told it's bronchitis but is the back pain
Persistent back pain: without explanation should always be checked for blood clots in the lung or disc disease. As a smoker, cancer should always be a possibility in the back of your mind. Coupled with the dry persistent cough, you really need to have a healthcare provider give you X-rays of both your lungs and your spine to rule out mass or COPD, then get a contrast CT of the lungs to rule out blood clot. Good luc ...Read more
I have a very sore head, achy back and legs, hot and cold, shivery, congested, tight chest, wheezy, worsening asthma. Feeling sick and dizzy at times?
Agree w Dr. Ibrahim: If you have chronic back pain - it is important that it be worked up. Since you are receiving physical therapy - suspect that was already done. Acupuncture can be very beneficial for a number of types of back pain. It can reduce pain ; inflammation and improve range of motion, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction. ...Read more
Back Pain Meds:
There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate:
http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication ...Read more
Stay active: The worst thing you could do is lay around. Try to stay active and stretch your hamstrings. Applying gentle heat can relieve muscle spasm. Over the counter anti-inflammatories (advil, alleve, etc) can help, but limit use especially if this causes upset stomach. Consult with your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more
Different Mechanisms: Back pain can be due to multiple causes and knowing the cause will help your physician choose proper medications. Medications to treat pain are generally categorized as narcotics, anti-inflammatories, membrane stabilizers as well as oral versus topical prepations. For mild new onset back pain due to strain and sprain anti-inflammatories are usually a good start if there are no contraindications. ...Read more
See below: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Most often: muscles: The common, every day type of back pain is usually from the strain on the muscles and ligaments of the lumbosacral spine. Underlying arthritic changes can be the cause of chronic back complaints. If the symptoms travel down the leg(s), the disc structures of the spine can be involved. If ice/heat, short rest, and otcs cannot treat the pain, seek further evaluation by your doc. ...Read more
Tricky: Mechanical back pain is a term usually used to describe pain in the back caused by anything from strain/sprain and/or a variety of other issues including disc problems, alignment problems (spondylolisthesis) etc. I more definitive dx. Would be helpful to appropriately treat. So - mechanical back pain is a tricky play on words that does not help you much. ...Read more
The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ...
It's difficult to discuss your pain with limited information.
If your pain is persistent, you should seek medical care. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Some questions: Bony, musculoskeletal, or originating in the abdomen/pelvis? Duration and intensity of symptoms? Severity of distress? What testing have you had and what have you tried? Known contraindications to medications, therapy, manipulation? ...Read more
Rest, heat, massage: Back pain is very common problem in adults. Usually due to overuse like carrying heavy things, bending twisting certain way and goes away with in a few days of rest heating pad and some over the counter pain pills. If you have pain shoooting in leg burning or tingling and does not go away , then you could be having serious problems with pinched nerves or herniated discs. If so see your doctor. ...Read more
Investigate cause: Low back pain is one of the most common yet most annoying malady that has tendency to become life long if it does not subside within 3 months of onset. Exact cause of low back pain remains elusive in majority of cases in spite of extensive testing and imaging. If the cause is known it can be treated. If uncertain and pain becomes chronic then pain management is only option. ...Read more
Many causes: The list of reasons and causes of back pain is very lengthy. Depends on where or which part of your back; how long it's been present; what aggravates it; what relieves it; your regular activities; your unusual activities; your family history for certain diseases; the character of the pain; and very important any other symptoms. Perhaps a medical professional would be helpful in differentiating. ...Read more