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i have severe low back pain. cant sneeze or cough standing

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i have severe low back pain. cant sneeze or cough standing up or i fall to the ground. What is this/
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 5 years ago.
Greetings,

How long the symptoms are there? Is there any other symptom? Was any test done? Is there any significant past illness?

Regards.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Symptoms have been getting worse in the past 6 months. I also have scoliosis and sciatica. Also had a c-2 fx in july of 2010
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

I would advise to get an examination by spine specialist or a neurosurgeon. Coughing & sneezing can increase the pain in spinal disease. It can be that the nerve compression is increased causing weakness of the limbs & fall. An MRI scan of the spine needs to be taken for evaluation.

Any query, please feel free to ask.
It will be my privilege to assist you.
Regards.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
could my c-2 fracture have anything to do with the lower back pain?
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 5 years ago.

It is likely to be a separate condition from degenerative disc disease. Scoliosis, aging, trauma etc can predispose to it.
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