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where is upper back pain located

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Sayegh
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Multiple causes: call in for consult to rule out domething serious
Dr. Bradford Landry
12 years experience Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Exam will be needed: Very long differential diagnosis for any kind of back pain. Best to see your physician in person since a physical exam will be key in determining the ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Sometimes...: Severe heartburn can cause some referred pain to the mid-back but should not be immediately dismissed as it could be due to more serious issues.
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
No: Reflux usually causes epigastric pain or pain in the solar plexus area of the chest/stomach.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miles Singer
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I can be....: This type of pain can be caused by either a back or shoulder problem or both. Commonly caused by tendonitis of the shoulder that causes increased fric ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rhomboid strain: Shoulder stabilizer muscle contracts with shoulder muscles it is on the back but works with shoulder similarly the gluteus muscles are leg muscles no ... Read More
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes plus: I agree with drs. Weston and singer but would also expand their answers because pinched nerve in neck or rarely in thoracic spine can cause similar sy ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Upper back pain (like between your shoulder blades) is an unusual presentation for premenstrual pain. It is possible that with the breast changes that ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
27 years experience Medical Oncology
By itself, no: Many people have back pain; so back pain by itself is not a sign of breast cancer. However, if you have a history of breast cancer or if you find a lu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: But it could be so many other things as well from reflux to problems with liver, kidneys, musckes, stomach, gallbladder, lungs, aorta, erc. Have it ev ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Both: Pain in the upper part of your lumbar spine, just at the level where ribs begin is possible. Lower back pain is more common.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Pains may not be: Related to cancer , as it is 2 yr duration , speak to your doctor to find the cause of pain as several other benign conniptions will cause.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Using this site: You get the most from this site when you provide detailed information about a health issue followed by a clear related question. In its present form y ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
PT: Was probably just muscle pain. I would recommend you get into a formal course of physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. This shoul ... Read More
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