In a startling revelation, Ellen DeGeneres shared her intense struggle with COVID-19, highlighting a surprising and debilitating symptom: severe back pain. Contracting the virus in December 2020, DeGeneres’s experience added a new dimension to the understanding of COVID-19’s impact.
Initially overlooked by health authorities, back pain emerged as a notable symptom among sufferers, accentuated by the sedentary lifestyle imposed by global lockdowns.
A 2023 study highlighted a spike in back pain cases during the pandemic, emphasizing the virus’s extensive physical and psychological toll. Ellen’s candid sharing sheds light on the lesser-known facets of COVID-19, urging healthcare professionals and the public to recognize and empathize with the diverse and sometimes unexpected challenges posed by the virus.
As the world continues to confront the pandemic’s lingering effects, stories like Ellen’s underscore the importance of comprehensive healthcare support and awareness.