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Lower back pain, shortness of breath, dry cough. Normal x ray. What could be this?

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I've been having lower back pain for a couple of years now and recently its been getting worse so my doctor has refured me to a phsyo. I've been going for about 6 weeks now, and there's been no inprovment In my pain, they then sent me for an xray and it came back normal. I've noticed in the last couple of days the pain has got even worse and I've also been having shortness of breath and a very dry cough. what could this be?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for yout post.
Back pain is usually due to sprain & strain of muscles but it can be due to abnormality or diseases in vertebral column. Obesity can also cause back pain due to weight. Sometimes it can be psychogenic.
You are advised to get tests like CBC,urine test, chest X-ray, CT scan to rule out disease.
Hope it helps.
Take Care!
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You should have MRI of the lumbar spine.
Follow up with Orthopaedician...

Dry cough and shortness of breath is a totally different issue...
If it is recent, it may be infection / if long, asthma
See an Internist and get yourself examined...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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