Numerous viewers have considered the highs and lows of Ellen DeGeneres’ career in light of the chat show’s conclusion after 19 seasons. In a more recent instance, the 64-year-old who had COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic claimed to have “excruciating” back pain.

DeGeneres made the decision to leave the spotlight in response to claims that her program was a toxic place to work in order to devote more time to her passion for animal conservation. She had just finished building The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda.

The actress shared an update on social media after receiving a recent diagnosis of Covid, where she also expressed astonishment that back discomfort was a symptom.

The host confirmed that she did, and then stated that she was taking “necessary measures” at the time she contracted the virus in December 2020.

‘Incredibly painful,’ says Ellen DeGeneres. ‘I had no idea that was a symptom.’

A week later, DeGeneres provided a health update, stating that she was “100%” and going on to discuss information that doctors “don’t tell you” about the disease.

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‘Incredibly painful,’ says Ellen DeGeneres. ‘I had no idea that was a symptom.’

I feel great,” she declared. What they fail to mention is that you will have excruciating backache. Before I chatted with a few other people, I was unaware that was a symptom.

Who would have believed? “How so?” DeGeneres questioned. I’m experiencing back ache.

There was less investigation into symptoms than in more recent years due to the fact that I caught Covid in the year it initially emerged.

‘Incredibly painful,’ says Ellen DeGeneres. ‘I had no idea that was a symptom.’

Back pain was not publicly recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a Covid symptom at the beginning of the pandemic. The one that caught my attention was “muscle or body aches.”

Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea were other early warning indications of Covid.

The NHS, on the other hand, provides an explanation of why so many people experience back pain and other joint and muscle conditions.

Many people “may have had some aches and pains before falling unwell with Covid,” according to the NHS website. “Illness may have brought these problems back or made them worse.” This is so that our joints and muscles can benefit from regular movement.

“People suffering from COVID illness are less active than usual. Possible effects include stiffness, muscle weakness, and aches and pains.

You could find it difficult to stand, walk stairs, hold things in your hands, or raise your arms above your head if your muscles are weak. Back aches and shoulder stiffness were frequent complaints as Covid spread over the globe.

The increase in work-from-home opportunities during this time period was another factor that contributed to the emergence of back discomfort. Even when working from home was not required, people were less mobile and spent more time sitting down due to limits on socializing and going outside.

A 388-person survey in Malta found that 49% of those with back pain after Covid’s release said they had never experienced back pain prior to the epidemic, compared to 30% of those with chronic back pain before Covid.

It’s important to realize that having back discomfort does not automatically indicate having COVID. Back pain can be caused by a variety of things, but if it is accompanied by symptoms like sneezing, coughing, fever, or nasal congestion, it may be a sign of another sickness, like the flu, which may be more common in the UK in the winter.

Similarly, thoracic inflammation and infection in pneumonia patients might result in back pain. The following signs and symptoms may also be caused by back discomfort:

Sense of shooting, burning, or stabbing

Ache to extend down your leg

Sticks and Stones

An inability to unwind

A persistent, dull pain.