Can Lower Back Pain Cause High Blood Pressure?

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Asked by Douglas

Can Lower Back Pain Cause High Blood Pressure?

When I lie on my back it starts to ache a bit above tailbone level, slightly to the left side, my ears start ringing, and my blood pressure increases dramatically. When I get up the blood pressure and ringing slowly return to normal. This has been happening for the past month since I hurt my lower back. Vicodin helps but when it wears off the problem returns. My back improved recently and the problem went away, but when I started exercising the problem returned. I have been diagnosed in the past with congenital Grade 1 spondylolisthesis at L4-L5. I also have an asymptomatic congenital inguinal hernia. What is the problem and what can I do? My doctor is baffled.

Answer

Hi Douglas,

Here is a link to information:

Pain and Blood Pressure

All the best,

Lisa Nelosn RD

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