A 31-year-old female asked:
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Can back problems cause problems with breathing? My back is constantly cracking. It cracks like every 10 minutes and i sometimes feel short of breath.

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Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Indirectly: Pain in the midback can come from rib dysfunction where they articulate with the spine. This can cause difficulty breathing more so because it can be uncomfortable to take a deep breath. Back pain can also be referred from certain organs in the chest and abdomen. I would recommend seeing your doc for further assessment.
Answered on Jun 23, 2013
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