Back pain is the nemesis. And it’s no wonder, given that the spine is a complex structure of vertebrae, discs, nerves and numerous muscles and ligaments. Pain can occur at any point on the spine and sometimes for no apparent reason. The most common site of back pain is the lower back because it bears most of your weight.
Asthma attacks can make people feel as if they are suffocating. As they struggle to draw breath through narrowed airways in their lungs, they inhale in short gasps and exhale in long, noisy wheezes. The lower ribcage may contract sharply on inhaled breaths, and the pulse races; in a severe asthma attack, the sufferer’s lips may turn blue from loss of oxygen.