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Joy Lane

I have been having serious back pain since a little bit after I was diagnosed. I read that it is a symptom of hsv 2. I just wanted to confirm that because not everything you read on the Internet is true but also because if it's not a symptom then I probably need to get it checked out by a chiropractor. Also what are other symptoms. 

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Free73

It can be a symptom, but if you have back pain you should get it checked out. A simple MRI scan will give you a definitive diagnosis on whether you have structural problems with your back, irrespective of herpes.

I have a severely degraded L5 S1 disc and when i have a herpes outbreak, it exacerbates the pain in my lower back. 

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Joy Lane

Yeah I've always had less painful back pain. It was bearable. Mostly because I don't lift heavy objects correctly but now it's 10 times worse. But it's in my lower back and it sucks 

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Herpes on its own shouldnt make the back pain unbearable in an otherwise healthy lower back. Get it checked to ensure there is no disc herniation going on or some other problem which the virus is exacerbating

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