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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How does posture affect upper back pain?

How does posture affect upper back pain?

Good posture good: Muscle support for the back, people how have deformity in there back had more chances to get back pain because the loss of support there back. ...Read more

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Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Military posture: Hello. The stiff, knees locked, erect, shoulders pulled back posture may be an irritant to the thoracic spine when standing like this for extensive prolonged periods of time. Can't be avoided though. Soldiers won't ever be allowed to stand in a more "neutral" positions. ...Read more

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Help! What can be causing my upper back pain?

Help! What can be causing my upper back pain?

Varies: Commonly, upper back/shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Upper back pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Ribcage pain can be from rib joints. See orthopedics. ...Read more

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Waht is the common cause of left upper back pain?

Nerve and/or disc: Different terms used to describe spinal disc pathology:
herniated disc, pinched nerve, and bulging disc.
However, pinched nerve and/or disc pain are most common cause of the back pain. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve my upper back pain?

What do you suggest to relieve my upper back pain?

Pain to touch?: This is usually the sign of a bruise, spasm, or tendinitis. Pain to the touch is not likely nerve related. If the pain is between the spine and your shoulder blade, I would consider levator syndrome (muscle irritation) likely due to posture especially computer work. Rest, ice, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches (capsacian patches) are good. Change your posture, monitor at eye level. ...Read more

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Why does focolin give me severe upper back pain?

Focalin (dexmethylphenidate): If that is the drug you meant, doesn't. Not from what I read. ...Read more

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Why does my exercise programme cause upper back pain?

Why does my exercise programme cause upper back pain?

May be stress: Your upper back more or you have weakness of the upper back muscles. ...Read more

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What can cause upper back pain between the shoulders?

What can cause upper back pain between the shoulders?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Terrible upper back pain for years. Please please help me!?

Terrible upper back pain for years. Please please help me!?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle spasm, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include strengthening exercise, physical therapy, medication, interventional therapy, surgery. ..
You should seek help from a health care provider, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Upper back pain...what can cause this and what should I do?

Upper back pain...what can cause this and what should I do?

Varies: There areuliple potential causes including spine related causes such as degenerative disc disease to mom spine related causes such as a duodenal ulcer or pancreatitis. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat upper back pain?

Various.: Medication, pt, massage, injections. It depends on the exact diagnosis that you have and how much it is affecting your daily activities. ...Read more

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What can cause a stabbing upper back pain?

What can cause a stabbing upper back pain?

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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How to prevent upper back pain when exercising?

How to prevent upper back pain when exercising?

Good body mechanics: You should always consult with your physician if you are experiencing pain with exercise for a long period of time. When possible, get good instruction from a certified personal trainer, physical therapist, or other trusted source about good form while exercising. ...Read more

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My son has upper back pain when coughing and breaving

My son has upper back pain when coughing and breaving

Sounds like he's: Coughing hard & has pleuritic chest pain; irritation of the lining around the lungs. Is he up-to-date on his immunizations? There have been some whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks & older kids don't necessarily " whoop." he needs to see his pediatrician, who'll probably get a chesr xray & labs. Sadly, you shouldn't give him anything to suppress the cough unless his doctor gives the okay. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between upper back pain and improper breathing?

Is there a connection between upper back pain and improper breathing?

Yes: Yes they can be serious or benign. If the rib muscles or more commonly a muscle like serratus anterior is weak, it can effect your breathing. But you need to rule out other causes from problems in your aorta to ball bladders. ...Read more

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Chest heaviness and upper back pain for 24 hours. What could this be?

Chest heaviness and upper back pain for 24 hours. What could this be?

Call 911: The heaviness, pain or pressure in your chest is always a red flag and visit to the ER or Urgent Care is warranted. Do not drive, call 911. ...Read more

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Upper back pain undef left shoulder?

Thoracic pain: This is unfortunately a very nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Plz help me, upper back pain and shoulder pain?

Not simple: Assuming no direct trauma to the bones or chest wall, can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even an odd chest tumor. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and chest pain can be signs of?

Upper back pain and chest pain can be signs of?

Anything: That could be a sign of heart disease, aortic disease, vertebral column arthritis. Degenerative disk disease, pancreatic disease, peptic ulcer disease, biliary tract disease. And many more possibilities. See if you can obtain some further details. ...Read more

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Can upper back pain result from esophageal pain?

Can upper back pain result from esophageal pain?

Yes: It could be a sign of severe irritation of thecesophagus or even a hole in the esophagus
You should seek immediate attention ...Read more

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Is upper back pain, seeming to come from under the shoulder blade, actually shoulder (not back) pain?

Is upper back pain, seeming to come from under the shoulder blade, actually shoulder (not back) pain?

I can be....: This type of pain can be caused by either a back or shoulder problem or both. Commonly caused by tendonitis of the shoulder that causes increased friction between the shoulder blade where it rubs against the spine and ribs, . ...Read more

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Upper back pain when breathing in?

Upper back pain when breathing in?

Costochondritis: There are some patients who haven't back pain with breathing. This may be a sign of inflammation involving the soft tissue surrounding the ribs which is cartilage. This may be consistent with a diagnosis of costochondritis. I recommend seeing your primary care physician. If you need a rheumatology consult, I'll be happy to assist. ...Read more

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Can gallstones cause upper back pain?

Can gallstones cause upper back pain?

YES: Definitely. One of the clues for diagnosis of gallbladder disease is back or scapula pain. ...Read more

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Well a urine infection give you upper back pain?

If pyelonephritis: If the urine infection spreads to involve the kidneys, it can cause flank/ upper back pain. The treatment is a long course (10- 14 days) of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

What is good for upper back pain during pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a safe medication and can be taken for general body aches.
Warm compresses, comfortable shoes, periodic rest can also help with the pain. ...Read more

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Upper back pain in shoulder blade area. What is it?

Upper back pain in shoulder blade area. What is it?

Trigger points: Pain around the shoulder blades (scapula) is commonly caused by trigger points, also known as myofascial pain. These painful areas may respond to I've or heat, massage, acupressure, rest or physical therapy. Occasionally injections or acupuncture may be helpful. ...Read more

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What is causing my upper back pain in early pregnancy?

What is causing my upper back pain in early pregnancy?

Not pregnancy?: In early pregnancy, there really is not much affect on the upper back spine and muscles. This should be evaluated as a likely unrelated problem! ...Read more

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Upper back pain caused by trapped gas?

Yes: It is possible, often characterized as a sharp sensation, if it persist or become frequent and medical evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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Is upper back pain normal before my period?

Not usually: Upper back pain (like between your shoulder blades) is an unusual presentation for premenstrual pain. It is possible that with the breast changes that occur premenstrually your posture changes causing the back pain. ...Read more

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What's a comfortable sleeping position for upper back pain?

What's a comfortable sleeping position for upper back pain?

Back pain: Sleep flat in bed without a pillow. A solid matress is also helpful. ...Read more

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Is naproxen good for upper back pain?

Is naproxen good for upper back pain?

Naproxen: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory medication. It's commonly used for pain. ...Read more

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Upper back pain which goes down both arms and into neck?

Upper back pain which goes down both arms and into neck?

Worrisome: Acute pain in neck & pain radiating to both arms raises concern for cervical spine integrity. If a mechanical neck injury has occurred, then urgent evaluation is indicated as are imaging studies to rule cervical spine disorder that is impinging the spinal cord &/or cervical nerves transiting to the arms. Is very serious if either arm is weak. ...Read more

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Can herniated disc cause shoulder and upper back pain and burning?

Depends: Disc herniations that are large enough can cause nerve compression that will cause referred pain along the pathway of the nerve. The shoulder is mainly covered by nerves coming from the neck. There should also be referred pain into the upper arm or even hand. Isolated burning tho the back of the shoulder and upper back may be less likely due to a disc hernia tion. ...Read more

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'40 weeks pregnant and i''m having upper back pain. Is this something to worry about? '

'40 weeks pregnant and i''m having upper back pain. Is this something to worry about? '

Please call your OB: Now to make sure u are ok, if you were my pt at age 42 and 40 weeks pregnant I would induce you, a recent large study shows the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks, in my hands and most ob's hands induction is safe easy and effective, once you go past your due date too many bad things could happen to both you and baby and baby could have already been safely delivered! ...Read more

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I have had frequent urination with upper back pain and very bad fatigue. Is this something severe?

I have had frequent urination with upper back pain and very bad fatigue. Is this something severe?

Could be, see a Dr.: Symptoms could be from pyelonephritis or reflux of urine from bladder to kidney or combination of both. Certainly deserves wokup by a urologist or nephrologist. A simple urinalysis from your primary medical care provider would make a good start. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
474 Doctors shared insights

Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. Although upper back pain is not as common as lower back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,749 Doctors shared insights

Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more