On Tuesday, April 20, guests were Ellen DeGeneres, Billie Joe Armstrong and musical guests Jimmie Allen & Brad Paisley. “I feel fantastic,” she said. “What they don’t tell you is that you will have severe back pain. I had no notion that was a symptom until I spoke with a few other people.”
“Who would have thought?” “How so?” DeGeneres wondered. “I’m having back pain. Having contracted Covid in the year it first surfaced, there was less research into symptoms than in recent years.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) did not formally include back pain as a Covid symptom at the start of the pandemic. Interestingly, one of them was “muscle or bodily aches.”Other early warning signs of Covid included fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
In contrast, the NHS explains why so many people suffer from back pain and other joint and muscle diseases. According to the NHS website, “many patients will have had some aches and pains before becoming unwell with Covid.” “Illness may have resurfaced or worsened these difficulties.” This is because regular movement benefits our joints and muscles.