Wondering what’s causing your back pain and shivering symptoms?
In the middle of today’s pandemic, it’s natural to be concerned about your health and you might even start having questions like:
“What’s really causing my back pain?”,
“Is it serious?”,
or you might even wonder,
“Is lower back pain a symptom of COVID?”
Before you start panicking, keep reading to find out the potential causes behind your back pain and shivering symptoms – and what red flags to watch out for.
Back Pain and Shivering Symptoms
Back pain is very common – everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives.
It may be caused by several factors, such as poor posture, a slip, and fall accident, muscle strain, or even stress.
It may also be caused by certain health conditions, such as arthritis, adenomyosis, and sciatica, among others.
But, when should you be concerned?
Here are some red flags to watch out for:
- Fever or chills
- Recent illness or surgery (i.e. lower back pain after laparoscopic surgery)
- Trauma (i.e. lower back pain after a car accident)
- Weak, numb, or painful leg muscles
- Unexplained weight loss
- Night pain or pain at rest
- Saddle anesthesia (loss of feeling in the buttocks and inner thighs)
The back pain red flags listed above may indicate a serious medical condition.
Or, they might even be unrelated to your back pain.
Only a medical professional will be able to tell the difference, so it’s crucial to bring any symptoms you have to your doctor’s attention.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All information contained on this website is for general information purposes only.