back pain, is it the coughing?
January 29, 2009 7:10 AM Subscribe
Help me with my back pain, maybe it's the coughing?
Hey all, I've never had any back pain to speak of. 28 YO, in good health, regular exercise, six feet tall, was about 165 when i ran my first marathon back in October, hovering at 175 now.
For the past few weeks I've had an ache in my lower, lower back just on the right side. Frequently it also seems to hurt in my upper butt area too, essentially feeling like it has moved lower, before moving upward again. When I have tried to run, it will hurt when i put weight down on my leg as the leg comes down and hits the ground. It also sometimes has a faint dull ache.
It doesn't hurt if i move around, touch my toes, wrestle with my dog etc. Really when i put weight on my leg.
I didn't fall, lift a piano or do anything else that I know of to get this started.
What i have had though is a bad cold for weeks with a lot of coughing and hacking, sometimes very hard coughing. This pain hurts most of all when I cough.
Is it possible that this pain is somehow associated with the coughing? Like I pulled a muscle or compressed a disk or something?
I really want to get back to running again!!!!
I don't want chronic back pain!!!!!
Help me better understand what this could be. I have to go see the doc in a couple of weeks for a meds refill for something else, and so will talk to him about it then if it has continued.