2. Back pain
Another symptom of aortic dissection is back pain. The issue with back pain is the fact that it’s less identifiable as aortic dissection.
Most doctors would have no trouble finding out that the back pain is being caused by aortic dissection, but the Average Joe would think that it’s simply fatigue or a result of bad posture.
While backaches are common, it’s essential that you identify between back pain from non-threatening causes and pain from an aortic dissection. If the pain is muscular or skeletal then it’s likely not being caused by aortic dissection.
However, if you feel that the pain is shearing, ripping, or tearing in nature then it could be caused by an aortic dissection and thus you should have yourself admitted to a hospital. In fact, even if the pain feels muscular or skeletal but is acute then you should still see a doctor to pinpoint the root issue.