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Diagnosed with bronchitis, on nebulizer and Prednisone, bad lower back pain. Why ?

I was diagnosed with bronchitis today. They have me a nebulizer treatment and a Rx for prednisone . Before I left that I gave me a shot of it to jump start it before I start the pills. Since late this afternoon, I have had bad lower back pain . The nurse said it could cause a charlie horse, but didn t mention back pain.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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Thanks for your query
Look this first dose of steroid cannot cause low back pain. Long term use of high dose systemic prednisone can cause low back pain due to osteoporosis. I think in your case there is other cause of low back pain. So i advise you to go for atleast a digital x-ray of pelvis and lower lumbar vertebrae to exclude causes of low back pain. This low back pain may also be due to para-spinal muscle spasm. You may take analgesics with muscle relaxants for pain relief.
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