MedHelp.org will cease operations on May 31, 2024. It has been our pleasure to join you on your health journey for the past 30 years. For more info, click here.
Avatar universal

back pain

hi, im 22
    I have just got over a cold and now when ever i cough or sneeze my lower back hurts really bad. The pain is in the lower part of my spine and if im walking i have to stop and hold onto something to keep from falling due to how painful it is. I was wondering what could cause this and if i should go see a doctor about it. I also have a weird noise sometimes in my breathing.
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
I'd say Meningitis, Mono, and the list goes on. Go to an MD.Can you touch your chin to your chest without pain? If you can, then its probably not meningitis, but if you can't? You need to get to a doctor a whole lot quicker.
Helpful - 0
144586 tn?1284666164
You should see a physician ASAP. While unlikely, you have symptoms of spinal meningitis. You state you had a "cold". The organisms may have migrated. Coughing increases pressure in the spinal fluid which has the potential to cause the pain.
Helpful - 0
3177667 tn?1364852547
hi i think it could be from you pulling your muscles when you have been coughing during d,or it could be down to a trapped nerve either one i dont think a doctor could do much apart from tell you to take painkillers,you should try masaages they can help.
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Undiagnosed Symptoms Community

Top General Health Answerers
363281 tn?1714899967
Nelson, New Zealand
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
19694731 tn?1482849837
Learn About Top Answerers
Popular Resources
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.