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Why Does My Back Hurt When I Cough
Back pain from cough: Your lungs fill your chest cavity. When you cough, you take a deep breath in, then the vocal cords close. This causes a rapid increase in pressure within the chest cavity by contracting the muscles between the ribs and the diaphragm muscles. Then the vocal cords open to let the air out rapidly. The high pressure in the chest as well as the contraction of the muscles cause the back pain. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Why does my back hurt when I cough, sneeze, or hold my breath. I hav'nt been sick recently or thrown out my back in 9 months?
Stress: Coughing and sneezing is an involuntary valsalva effect... Causing muscles that may be strained in the past to contact and this causes further strain. These muscle contractions can also briefly and forcefully impinge nerves which results in pain.... Pain is your body telling you that something is wrong... It would be a good idea to see your family doc for a check-up and discussion of this problem. ...Read more
Why does my back hurt when i breath cough sneeze or any type of movement on my right side next to my spine under my shoulder blades?
Sharp, shooting pain on my right uper back hurt when I cough for the past 3 days no pick up any heavy thing or exercise following with fever too.
Pain on my upper back hurt when I cough and take deep breath no fever, no flu or cold has been 2 days, what maybe be?
What is wrong with me when I have a cough and my ribs and upper back hurt when I cough/laugh/walk/play sports?
Lower rt back pain started 3 days ago and getting more severe. Meds and massage don't help. Hurts to move, including cough. What can I do for relief?
See physiatrist: A physiatrist can help identify the cause of your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. If it is determined to be related to the spine, a brief course of steroids to decrease inflammation, followed by a course of physical therapy to relieve pressure and improve the condition of the surrounding muscles may be warranted. ...Read more
Yes and no:
The fact that you are having some pain is concerning.
It may be nothing but I would recommend seeing your doctor to make sure everything is okay.
Especially if it persists or worsens. ...Read more
When my fiance cough's he has lost control of his bowl. Not all the way but enough to change his cloths, because of back pain. He got hurt at work.
I fell downstairs few days ago landed on my back hurt back/shoulder now have developed cough since fall hurts chest when cough too what does it mean?
Fall and pain: You should be checked by your family doctor to be sure you are ok. ...Read more
Upper left back pain during soccer and then I bent back and there was a loud pop! I can't bend down and I'm in pain. What is this? Hurts when I cough.
See a doctor: You may have torn a muscle or even cracked a rib; have it checked out;. ...Read more
Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breathe or cough. Hurts to lay down even.
Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more
Have chest pain 4 days. If I cough or move certain ways it hurts. Today II have back pain not sure if related. I don't have any upper resp signs.?
Chest pain/back pain: Pain in the chest with movement or coughing can sometimes be pleurisy -inflammation of the lining of the chest. Doesn't sound cardiac. You can try an antiinflammatory medication to see if it helps — if you develop a fever it could be the signs of an early pneumonia and chest pain associated with exertion is worrisome for cardiac issues and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Cough x1 week I start I can't seem to stop, until I eventually end up vomiting
Tesla pearls aren't helping. My chest/back hurt. What else can I try?
Cough and back pain: Symptoms of back pain, cough and pain with breathing suggests a respiratory or cardiac cause that could be potentially serious. The best approach is to see your healthcare provider and be evaluated for cardiac and respiratory disorders. I suspect a chest x-ray, ecg, and lung function tests would be a fairly routine place to start. Once identified, specific treatment can be given. ...Read more
My chest hurts, I have a bad cough, back pain, it hurts to cough, eating makes me sick, and I have mucus. What do I have wrong? It's been their days.
Have severe back pain had spinal fusiontwo years ago should I go get an x-ray to see if screw came loose hurts to cough hurts to move?
Urgent Care: You should follow up with your primary care doctor so they can appropriately examine your back and order the appropriate test. Causes of back pain can include kidney stone.if pain is severe and it is not affecting your ability to walk or sudden loss of urine or stool your current go to urgent care center otherwise emergency room. Since he destroyed the pain is severe. If you cannot drive and if you cannot drive and if you feel it is in a life-threatening emergency please call 911 ...Read more
For a month I've had lower back pain n stiffness making it hurt when I sit, cough, bend. Lying down/standing straight feels best. What could it be?
Consult PT: This could be a strain. There's a bunch of questions that need to be answered to make the diagnosis here as this is one of the most common complaints to primary care physicians. You can potentially make the diagnosis by trying a simple therapy. Lay on the floor with you face down and perform a press-up, while keeping your hips on the floor. This provides back extension. Do this 10x/day. ...Read more
I have had severe back pain for almost a week now. It is mostly in my upper/middle left side of back. It hurts most when I breathe in deeply or cough.
Pleurisy: But you need a chest xray.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could cause the left side of my chest straight through to my back hurt? It hurts when I breathe, cough, sneeze.... it's just painful
Several Things: Left-sided chest pain that radiates through to your back includes, from less to more concerning, gas and indigestion, musculoskeletal strain or inflammation, pneumonia, collapsed lung, pancreatitis, heart attack and aortic dissection. In the setting of recent trauma, splenic rupture would be considered as well. Depending on your age and risk factors, any of these become more or less likely. ...Read more
Everytime I cough, my throat, chest, and back hurt all at the same time. I already visited the doc, and he say's I'm fine, I don't feel fine though.?
Its possible that: Its possible that both are true. You can "be" fine, but still feel unwell. Your cough can cause all the symptoms you describe, but it can be a self limited illness that will resolve without (or in spite of) anything your doctor can do. Cough is a violent action your muscles have to do, and some upper respiratory illnesses will lead to days if not weeks of cough. We can lessen the cough with some meds (inhalers). ...Read more
Upper back pain between shoulder blade and spine, hurts when breathing in deeply. Slight mucus producing cough, what could it be?
Pleurisy: Sometimes if there's inflammation in the lungs due to infection il it might involve the outer lining of the lung which is called the pleura. If The pleura becomes irritated then you could have "pleurisy" which can cause pain in the chest when you take a deep breath. If you have a fever and the symptoms persist you should have this checked out by your physician ...Read more
Why do I have chronic back pain in my spine neck shoulders tingling and twitching of my toe on my left side and it hurts when I cough?
Back ; Neck?: Sounds like you have both neck problems that may be contributing to your shoulders and back problems causing your toes to tingle. Recommend seeing a spine specialist to evaluate these options further. ...Read more
Worsening cough. Coughed so hard I spit up food. Now my ribs and back hurt. Doc thought it was congestion but no improvement. What cud be wrong?
13 year old daughter headaches and upper back pain 2 weeks stomach and pain under rt ribs hot and cold and hurts? Hurts to bend and move and cough?
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