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Prolonged dry cough, tingling in upper back. Are they related?

Hi, I have had a dry cough for over 6 weeks no other symptoms. I also have tingling in my upper back, this was checked out over 12 months ago with an MRI scan of my back but could find no cause and was put down as just one of those things ( I do have slight curvature of the spine ). Could the cough and tingling be linked, it does seem to have got more regular of late.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Tingling sensation in upper back could be due to slight compression of cervical nerve roots i.e nerves that are supplying your upper back. This could be due to curvature loss as sighted by your MRI.

chronic Dry cough can exacerbate symptoms by increasing pressure.

Your cough problem should be properly diagnosed and treated.
Since the MRI was done long back you should get yourself evaluated for your tingling problem clinically as well as radiologicallyi.e MRI.

You should take treatment to resolve cough accordingly and go for physiotherapy for improving your symptoms.

I hope this will help

Best wishes
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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