What Does It Mean When You've Been Coughing A Lot And Your Back Hurts In Middle When You Breathe?
Asked by tina
I've been coughing a lot and now my middle back hurts when I breathe. What could this be?
Coughing regularly can itself cause back pain. "Smoker's cough" for instance is often associated with back pain caused by muscle strain. If you're not a smoker and you're still coughing a lot then you could have some lung issues and you should see a doctor for that. Pain when you breathe in can also be associated with some heart issues. All in all you should get this checked by a doctor.
Coughing, laughing, and sneezing cause an increased amount of pressure in the spinal discs. If a disc is herniated or torn, then the increased, sudden pressure will cause severe back pain. One strategy is to lean up against the wall or squeeze against a pillow to add increased support while coughing, laughing and sneezing.
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