Why do I have back pain, neck pain, and shortness of breath for the past two days?

Q. How can a patient overcome his breathing problems associated with back pain and neck pain?

Answered by
Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 10, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jul 04, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have had back pain, neck pain, and shortness of breath for two days. I breathe through my mouth and feel tired. Please help as I am getting anxious.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query and am sorry for such discomfort. Please answer the following questions.

  1. Do you have a runny nose?
  2. Any upper respiratory tract infection or symptoms like dry cough, blocked nose, or facial pain at present?
  3. Have you measured your blood pressure?
  4. Do you have a headache?
  5. Any fever present?
  6. Do you have asthma?

I would suggest you the following:

  1. Take the tablet Acenac SP (Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Serratiopeptidase) two times a day after food for five days.
  2. Take gas medication also if you have gas formation after taking pain reliever medication.
  3. If the blocked nose is present, kindly do steam inhalation and apply an ointment over the external surface of the nose for better relief.

Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them, and take medications with their consent.

Thank you doctor for the reply,

I do not have a runny nose. I feel like a nose block on the left side, but I do not have any mucus or cold. I have a sinus problem in general. If I eat fruits, I feel nose block. Sometimes I feel shakiness, but I do not have a fever. My blood pressure is 75 mm of Hg. I do not have a headache.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Neck pain may be due to sleep. I suggest you take the tablet Acenac P (Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Serratiopeptidase) twice a day after food to relieve neck pain (consult a specialist doctor, discuss with them and take medications with their consent). I suggest you take steam inhalation and apply an ointment over the left nostril. Do not worry, as you will feel comfortable after taking the above-suggested measures.

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