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Does severe lower back pain stress the heart?

February 8th, 2009 1 comment
Denise T asked:

My 77 year old mother is a heart patient, having survived a bypass operation about 4 years ago. She’s injured her lower back, is in severe pain that ibuprophen doesn’t seem to help, and the doc wants to wait a week to see her. I’m thinking of taking her to the ER. This has to be stressing her already weak heart.