My husband has persistent back pain, X-ray shows mild compression
Welcome and thanks for your query.
The back pain due to the pinching of the nerve from compression, as it leaves the spine is sharp, shock-like along the nerve distribution.
This compression doesn't cause fever and so the cause of fever needs to be determined. Viral fever can cause muscular back pain. Since he has the fever, cough exacerbation or pain on taking the breath, it need to be examined whether its due to a lung infection.
If he has these symptoms, with the history of COPD and past pneumonia, it would be advisable to seek medical help early.
Do get back to me if you have further queries.
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