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can back pain cause a shortness of breath?

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Dr. William Simon
32 years experience Integrative Medicine
Back pain: upper back or rib pains can cause shortness of breath but I do not usually see lower back pain causing this. Pain and spasms can "take your breath away" because of the sharp pains but that would be the only relationship.
Answered on May 4, 2016
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