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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.
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.
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.
Muscle strain: It seems you have strained a trapezius muscle, pain is worse on movement, coughing, sneezing, and at night. Ice, massage and stretching with otc pain meds help. More you move your neck and back although gently faster it gets better.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Back injury: This very well can be a bulging disc that is affecting the nerves to his anus. If this worsens he may need more urgent care for his back. The family doctor should be consulted tomorrow.
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.
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;.
Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath 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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
Be checked: The cough you are describing may be whooping cough or pertussis. Follow up with doctor for care. All the best.
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.
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? Its been there days.
Have severe back pain had spinal fusiontwo years ago should I go get a 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 If you cannot drive and if you feel it is in a life-threatening emergency please call 911
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 whole 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.
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