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Acute Upper Back Pain
Severe, acute, crushing upper back pain and abdominal pain episodes that seem to be related to hunger and subside after eating. Worst pain ever?
Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)
Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low 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
Dull but acute upper left back pain after smoking. No cough, sputum, shortness, heaviness. Not disc or muscle. X-ray neg. Quit cigs today. Advice?
Ibuprofen: That occasionally happens with smoking or right after quitting. You may have had some inflammation, an infection, or fluid behind your lung. It should go away on its own, especially if the chest x-ray was negative. But follow up with your doctor anyways of it persists more than a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had upper back pain for one year and right flank burning 1 year. I was diagnosed with mono today but it is not accute. Does mono cause this?
Many causes: Cardiac causes including valvular or coronary heart disease, angina, throracic or addominl aneuryms, thoracic masses intrathoracic or extra thoracic, bulging/herniated thoracic or cervical discs, muscle spasms , clavicle fractures, referred shoulder or neck problems, pulmonary edema, luminary embolus, vertebral fractures or masses, post surgical scar tissues, beast rumors, arthritis of spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Posture!: Most of the people that come to me with this type of pain (pain not from an injury) are doing something repeatedly or for long periods of time where they hold their arms out in front of them. (reading, computing, etc.) they have pain in the rhomboidal muscles, or trapezius. They respond to nsaias and stretching exercises usually, with physical therapy for some. Correcting the posture can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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