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Awful Stabbing Back Pain When I Cough Or Sneeze--Why??

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Old 01-01-2009, 04:24 AM   #1
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Hi guys, For the last couple of weeks, every time I cough or sneeze I get a horrible stabbing pain in my back (about halfway down, slightly to the right). The pain is like a knife being driven in and then twisted, it really is the worst pain I've ever felt. It can take from 5 minutes to 30 minutes to go completely. I have been told that I have degenerative disks in my back, but that is more at the bottom of my back than the middle. I don't know why this has started so suddenly, it has only been for the last few weeks and I have has back problems for years and years. Any suggestions would be great,



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Old 01-01-2009, 07:41 AM   #2
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Re: Awful Stabbing Back Pain When I Cough Or Sneeze--Why??


I'm no doctor, but the area you are describing is close to your kidneys so I wonder if there could be a possible kidney stone? My husband has had kidney stones and describes the pain very similar to what you mention.

You might want to see a doctor to get their opinion, especially if it doesn't go away soon.


Old 01-05-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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Re: Awful Stabbing Back Pain When I Cough Or Sneeze--Why??

Jack have had the same thing for a couple of weeks, just thought it was some sort of viral infection. I have found that if I bend over before coughing, it really minimizes that negative effects. Just can't do that if you're driving though.


Old 01-09-2009, 05:42 PM   #4
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Re: Awful Stabbing Back Pain When I Cough Or Sneeze--Why??

It could be a muscle that is tightening up when you cough or sneeze. You could get a massage to try and loosen up the muscles in that area to see if you can get some relief. You would need to get a deep tissue massage to help that out.

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