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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why would i wake up with upper back pain every morning?

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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management 33 years experience
Disc or muscular: Many causes. First i would get a thoracic mri. Pain may be associated with bulging / herniated discs, arthritis of the spine. If all tests are normal, pain maybe associated with muscular spasms and pain. Pain can cause insomnia which can exacerbate upper back pain. Anxiety and depression can also cause or exacerbate upper back pain.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Why do I have terrible chest pain and upper back pain when I wake up in the morning?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pain: there are multiple possibilities for what you describe. You need to see your doc to work through the possibilities
A 38-year-old member asked:

When i wake up I have very bad upper back pain between and under my shoulder blades. Why?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Old Mattress?: Hopw old is your mattress? Maybe you need a new one. Sounds like muscle spasm. Try taking nsaids along with heat. You can get a massage. If all else fails see your pcp who can prescribe a muscle relaxer.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Chest pain every night and upper back pain what causes it? Thanks

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Musculoskeletal?: Is most likely but if symptoms persist would recommend talking to your physician.

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