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Vertebral Pain in Acute COVID-19—Cases Report

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Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine of Slovak Medical University, University Hospital—St. Michal’s Hospital, 811 08 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, National Institute of Children’s Diseases, Comenius University, 833 40 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Comenius University in Bratislava, 814 69 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Sports Technology Institute, Slovak University of Technology, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(15), 6926; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11156926
Received: 3 July 2021 / Revised: 25 July 2021 / Accepted: 26 July 2021 / Published: 28 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue COVID-19: Impact on Human Health and Behavior)
Pain is one of the most common complaints among patients infected by SARS-CoV-2. While headache and chest pain are reported widely among COVID-19 presentations, there are only scarce reports about vertebral pain. This study aims to describe cases of four healthy and physically active adults, in whom the new onset of back pain was the early or only sign of COVID-19 and the reason for seeking medical outpatient care. The vertebral pain showed great variability and changed dramatically during the course of disease. Pseudoradicular symptoms were present inconstantly and variably; in some patients they varied through the day from left to right side and irradiated from various sensory root segments. Clinical symptoms did not correspond with minor morphological changes presented on MRI scans. Our experience indicates that new onset of vertebral algic syndrome should be considered as an initial indicator of novel coronavirus infection in healthy and physically active adults. There is a pressing need for attention to be paid in the examination of patients with new vertebral pain onset in the coronavirus pandemic. View Full-Text
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2 infection; back pain; vertebral algic syndrome; first symptoms; case report SARS-CoV-2 infection; back pain; vertebral algic syndrome; first symptoms; case report
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Chochol, J.; Džubera, A.; Illéš, R.; Chocholová, A.; Zemková, E. Vertebral Pain in Acute COVID-19—Cases Report. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 6926. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11156926

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Chochol J, Džubera A, Illéš R, Chocholová A, Zemková E. Vertebral Pain in Acute COVID-19—Cases Report. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(15):6926. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11156926

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Chochol, Juraj, Andrej Džubera, Róbert Illéš, Alica Chocholová, and Erika Zemková. 2021. "Vertebral Pain in Acute COVID-19—Cases Report" Applied Sciences 11, no. 15: 6926. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11156926

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