Many people complain of having a cold in their back. That is, they have pain, stiffness, soreness, and an overall general cold-like feeling that comes from their back. This can actually happen. Your lungs have a double lining called pleura. A cold virus can get into the double-lining, causing adhesions between the two linings. One can experience severe aches and pains when breathing in and can have excruciating coughing fits that lead to back pain and discomfort. If you are concerned about this, you should contact your family doctor immediately.