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When I Sneeze My Back Stings
Sharp head pain one spot sometimes when I sneeze? Sneezed today and got a sting of pain that lasted a second. Left with on off headache. Do I worry?
Cough headache: Your symptoms may represent a cough headache, which is triggered by straining (sneezing, blowing your nose, laughing, crying, singing, bending over, or having a bowel movement). If the symptoms progress or if you have new symptoms, see your primary care provider, who may refer you to a neurologist. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8649540, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more
Burning or stinging around top of rib cage. It happens, when I bend over, or when I cough, or sneeze, and feels tender to touch, but when I press, in that area, when bending, or coughing, or sneeze, I don't feel any, burning, or stinging.
Patients: Patients who have this symptom could have muscular irritation; nerve root irritation; or even a skin condition that is coming on such as shingles. Patients could try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) to see if it helps. If the condition worsened, had other symptoms, or any rash, then it would be reasonable for the patient to consult their physician. ...Read more
Bilateral stinging pain along ulnar nerve paths in forearms and brachial plexus when sneezing, could it be nerve root compression aggravated by sneeze?
Ulnar nerve: We could be a combination of things, it could be irritation of your owner nerve at the elbow and every time you sneeze the jerking motion causes the nerve to be irritated, it is also possible that you could have nerve root compression in the lower cervical spine causing the symptoms due to disk space collapse and irritation of both nerves be due to narrowing of the opening or foramen this will cause irritation and discomfort. Either way in a valuation by your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon may be of benefit to help determine the cause and temporarily anti-inflammatory medications may be a benefit and avoidance of activities that cause the discomfort ...Read more
Whenever I sneeze, my back gets a sharp pain around t2 down to t7 or t8. Why does this happen an what can I do to help it stop happening?
Musculoskeletal: Upper back pain near the shoulder blade on one side and intensified by sneezing is likely musculoskeletal. In a late 30's male certain labor or sport mechanical muscle stress might cause a nagging pain intensified by movement. Muscle rest is important, and discomfort longer than 2-3 weeks becomes worrisome. If fever, cough, or shortness of breath then is concern for more urgent evaluation. ...Read more
See your doctor: This could be pylonephritis which is infection in your kidney depending on where in your back it hurts or it could be something else. The only way to know is to see your physician for an appropriate history and physical exam. Further testing may be required. ...Read more
Pleurisy: Pleurisy or pleuritic pain is pain that associated with breathing. Can be caused by prolonged forceful coughing / infections/ non infectious inflammatory processes. We sometimes never figure out why people have it. If the pain continues/ gets worse/ starts to occur without coughing or sneezing could be die to a non-lung issues. In which case you should see a doctor ...Read more
Muscle strain/spasm: Coughing and sneezing requires an intense and rapid muscle contractions--all of the muscles surrounding your chest wall and around and under the scapula areas. Often the muscle around or under the scapulaes are "strained" from sudden and forceful coughing/sneezing, thus can cause some pain after inflammation kicked in. Good strecthing, motrin/aleve may help. If worse, contact your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes my chest and back to feel like someone just shot my body with a thousand needles when I sneeze?
Been sick for a week and a half. Started with sneezing and now severe coughing with pain in my ribs and my back.
Pneumonia/Bronchitis: I believe you have an infection and will need antibiotics. Please contact your family doctor. ...Read more
Why do I sneeze 2-3 times in a row around a cat I grew up with? I never did till I went to college and came back.
Allergies?: Sneezing may be an allergy symptom and may develop anytime in life. May be the cat 9dander) or something else on cat's fur especially if it goes outside. ...Read more
When I sneeze sometimes I get a sharp pain in the like back kinda on the side of my head it's the right side whay is that. Is this serious?
Muscular Pain: A sneeze can be a quite a forceful phenomenon and yes, it can cause muscle strains and possibly even tears (rarely) depending on the strength of the sneeze and your general muscle condition. If you hare having constant muscular pain at a certain site then you should have this evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
I sneezed and something popped in the back of my head. Now I am experiencing pain in my neck every time I move. How can I relieve the pain?
My upper back has been hurting for a few days... It hurts when I cough or sneeze while sittingand turning left or right hurts as well. What doi do?
Musculoskeletal pain: You have some type of inflammation in the area of pain in your chest wall involving the muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments. Usual treatment includes aspirin, tylenol, Advil (ibuprofen) for pain. Hot and or cold packs, massage, range of motion, stretching, rest may be helpful. An exam would further define the extent of the problem and what further testing may be indicated. You raise many questions that beg for answers... ...Read more
Had a surgery back in january. They went through my abdom. No problems at all. Sneezed today and now have pain and rebound pain in that area.
Sounds like you may have a hernia, which is a general term for the protrusion of an organ through a cavity.
Most commonly after an abdominal surgery a portion of your bowel may protrude through your abdomen. Rarely, this can be a surgical emergency if the bowel becomes trapped.
If you have pain and rebound see a doctor today. ...Read more
My wife sneezed and hurt her lower back pretty badly. We have been using ice/heat alieve. What is our next step if she isn't better by morning.
Iv had a cough for 2 weeks now and don't no if this has caused my pain in the side of my back? Its painfull when coughing/ sneezing/ lying in bed,
I have experienced pain in my back around my left ribcage ever since holding in a sneeze (1 day). Persisting pain and increases when I sneeze or turn.
Sprain? Air leak?: Doctor can evaluate. A collapsed lung (pneumothorax) is due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and the ribs. The site of the leak has some damage, which will heal itself. The leaked air stays inside the rib cage and takes up space, preventing the lung from fully inflating (the lung stays partly "collapsed"). ...Read more
The skin on my upper left back has been really painful for the last 8 days, and I have no rash. I believe it came on after I sneezed. Comments welcome?
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