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Anxiety And Upper Back Pain
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?
Education/exam: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?
Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical history. The numbness is where? Pain can be due to muscular strains, sprains, muscle spasms, or more structural causes such as nerve or nerve root related. It can be due to muscle disease or related to medications or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more
May be gas in large: This may be what we call the "splenic flexure syndrome" where we get gas in the large intestine where the intestine flexes from the tranversecolon to the left descending colon - across the top of the abdomen and down to the left side. The intestine turns under where the spleen is and that is why it is called the splenic flexure where the intestine turns. Intestine gas can build up = pain. ...Read more
PMS: I understand your distress. PMS can cause upper back pain. It can cause trouble focusing on tasks and Anxiety which can lead to shoulder ache and pain. Lack of Vitamin B6, Calcium, or Magnesium in the diet can increase chances of getting PMS. High stress, a lack of exercise, and too much Caffeine can make symptoms worse See Gynecologist for Diagnosis; discuss medications to relieve PMS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper abdominal pain on left side and central+right upper back pain and central+right hip bone pain.Nausea and vomiting.Lost appetite.no fever. Help?
Get evaluated: If you are pregnant and having abdominal pain, get in with your doc .There are several possibilities, gallstones, hernia, dehydration, hyperemesis, ulcer that can be made worse when combined with pregnancy. In the meantime, increase your oral hydration and cut back on fatty food. ...Read more
Recommend : Further evaluation with your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stomach muscles involuntarily tighten, lower back pain, sharp stabbing and throbbing pain upper and lower right abdomen. What is this? Help.
If severe and>4 hrs: If the pain is severe and has been going on for at least four hours or you feel you need to be seen sooner, you are going to need a full evaluation to find out what it is. Things that come to mind include passing a kidney stone as well as the possibility of appendicitis but the potential causes are really numerous and you should be evaluated in an emergency room asap. ...Read more
I have occasional burning sensation upper back. Combined with right abdominal gnawing .Also up back pain shoulder pain. My gallbladder is 9%?
Might have: Biliary dyskinesia where the gallbladder functions poorly. Are your symptoms related to eating or is it just a random occurrence? Review your tests with the doctor who ordered them to see if you should have a referral to a gastroenterologist or if a referral to a general surgeon is indicated. If there is true biliary dyskinesia, some patients find relief with gallbladder surgery (but not everyone). ...Read more
Having pain in my upper right abdomen, shortness of breath with heart palpitations, pain in my back and neck/shoulder area.
Hard to say exactly: But further evaluation with your pcp is warranted. ...Read more
I have abdominal pain, upper side back pain and back pain and shortness of breath any ideas what it is?
Actually, yes: It's amazing what anxiety can do! Have medical tests and if results are negative for back and lung problems or heart issues - it leaves anxiety as a prime suspect. The good news will be that 1. you now know'll you are healthy in important ways and 2. CBT therapy works well for learning anxiety mgmt skills. It's a good thing! ...Read more
Hello, I have radiating pain between upper left chest and upper left back and shoulder, unable to lay down to sleep. Constant pain slight short breath?
Constant pain: Radiating pain from the front to the back can be from the aorta. If you have risk factors such as high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure etc. You should see a physician right away to rule out any aortic aneurysm. On the other hand it could just be heart burn, muscle spasm or something minor but you can't bet your life on it. ...Read more
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