Ah Chew! If that sneeze hurt your low back, then you have found the right place to learn more about surviving cold and flu season with low back pain . Coughing and sneezing can really hurt. A week of doing either one can be agonizing. Why does it hurt the low back so much when the upper respiratory system is irritated? And what are some things that you can do to survive a cold or flu with less pain?
That sudden cough, sneeze or laugh (for that matter) does one thing to a lumbar disc that can cause a sudden increase in pain. Research has shown that the mere acting of coughing, sneezing or laughing increases the amount of pressure in the lumbar disc . If the disc is already torn, bulged or herniated, the act of coughing or sneezing can be a very painful experience. And Lord have mercy if the coughing or sneezing happens more than once. In fact, someone might be minding his/her own business enjoying a pain-free life when suddenly an innocent sneeze leads to months of debilitating lo...
My name is Doug Haberstroh and this is the story of my wife Keri. Keri was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Keri was only 25 years old, and we had just begun our life together. Keri has just undergone her breast reconstruction. Her body was healing, and the cancer seemed to be gone. We noticed a new pain but did not think it was related to her breast cancer. The doctors, of course, wanted to be extra careful and ordered a few scans to be certain. Things are looking bright and we have a vacation to Disney in the works, which is the ONE thing Keri had to see before leaving Florida. Subject: Ta Da!!! Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 4:19 PM Hello All, It is finally here. The end of an era. I have had the last of my stitches taken out this week. I have been told that I look great and healthy. I have been instructed on my massaging that I am to do for the next year to make sure everything stays open and soft. The doctor tells me that the pocket that my im...
Back pain - nonspecific
Low back pain
Pain in any part of the back
Pain may radiate to the buttocks or upper leg(s)
Signs and tests
A physical examination focused on the back, the abdomen, and the extremities may confirm back pain or muscle spasm , but the examination does not reveal a specific cause (such as a herniated disk) or any neurological problem (such as weakness or change in sensation).
X-rays of the spine are usually normal. Further work-up may include a CT scan or MRI of the spine .
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