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...
About once or
twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me
to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis. Interestingly, many of these men
have sought evaluation before and STILL don't know what they have.
Here are the
most common causes of this symptom:
grouped lesions on the penis that are painful? Think about genital herpes as the cause. These lesions can also occur on the buttocks or anal area. The
initial outbreak may be associated with fever. Herpes is the most common STD in
and most genital lesions in men are herpes.
Have a bump
that looks like a wart or has a cauliflower appearance? You may have genital
warts. Warts are caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus --
different ones than those that cause cervical cancer in women. In most cases,
the warts do not cause symptoms, but occasionally they can burn, itch or be
tender. They can also produce a discharge. The lesions may be tan, pink or
Recently, a friend of mine hurt her back. Her doctor suggested she take ibuprofen and steroids to get rid of the pain. Unfortunately, the pain got worse and a new symptom arose: shortness of breath. Before she could get a x-ray to check for pneumonia and a CT scan to look at her back, her shortness of breath got worse, she was very pale and downright exhausted. These new symptoms got so bad she wound up in the ER and was told that if she had waited another day she’d be dead from a bleeding ulcer! How did her symptoms go from a sore back to a life threatening bleeding ulcer so quickly? - Probably the medications.
Peptic ulcers are very common. If a peptic ulcer is in the stomach it is generally called a gastric ulcer whereas a peptic ulcer in the beginning of the small intestines is known as a duodenal ulcer . Most ulcers only harm the first layer of stomach lining and generally heal on their own. They can however progress to the point of being very dange...
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