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A 25-year-old female asked:

Ok have bad upper back pain?

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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
PT: Was probably just muscle pain. I would recommend you get into a formal course of physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. This should do the trick.
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Couple possibilities: This description is insufficient for good help, so here's a couple possibilities: rib dysfunction, muscle strain, vertebral dysf. A good history with detail about exact location, type of pain (sharp vs dull vs burning, etc), duration of pain would help diagnosis.A good history is key as is a good physical incl osteopathic hands-on exam.If cause is found, osteopathic manipulation may help.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Really bad upper back pain. What can I do to help?

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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 25 years experience
Pain: Try taking some antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen unless you have a history of ulcers or kidney disease. Rest it a bit. If the pain doesn't subside enough to get up and walk, you should see a physician. Most episodes of back pain clear up in a few days to a few weeks. Most are caused by muscle strain.
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