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i'm having upper back pains whenver im in bed and my back is very tight and wont pop anymore. could it be a muscle strain? or something else?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Back sprain: Back sprain is very common and can be seen after heavy lifting, exercise or sometimes lying in bed in certain positions. I would recommend position changes. Range of motion exercises at home can help as well in addition to anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, Motrin or advil.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Muscle first but : I agree. We thinkof muscle first but your evaluation will need to clarify why this occurs when you lie down. There may be other causes and yor evalauiton will clarify this.

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