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What does it mean when my upper back hurts when I stretch back or pull my chest forward. Bringing my two shoulder blades together makes it hurt as wel?

What does it mean when my upper back hurts when I stretch back or pull my chest forward. Bringing my two shoulder blades together makes it hurt as wel?

Poor Posture: The most common cause is, poor, posture, with head and shoulders forward. This pulls scapula laterally, straining the rhomboids, which hurt when you move the shoulder blades. A good exercise is to place heels, buttock, shoulders and head against the wall, interlock fingers and place back of hands against the forehead, stretch elbows to wall. Scapula thoracic syndrome ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my back week in a half ago last night I moved to row in bed and now I'm having pain in my chest?

I pulled a muscle in my back week in a half ago last night I moved to row in bed and now I'm having pain in my chest?

See detail: If you are concerned see a doctor and get it evaluated. There is no way to offer specifics without being able to examine the area. ...Read more

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I may have pulled a muscle in my shoulder, could this cause back and chest discomfort?

I may have pulled a muscle in my shoulder, could this cause back and chest discomfort?

Muscle pull: Yes, the specific muscle pulled will dictate the location of the pain, such as latissimus, serratus, pectoralis, teres, rhomboid. ...Read more

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Muscular pull type feeling left armpit onto chest for about 3weeks went then came back no lump, really worried what could cause this?

Muscular pull type feeling left armpit onto chest for about 3weeks went then came back no lump, really worried what could cause this?

Muscular pull: When you press your chest does it hurt? Could becostochondritis and inflammation of the insertion of muscle to ribs. NSAID agents help. Sometimes I have seen it associated with mycoplasma infection and zithromax if no allergy helps. If no pain on touch would evaluate for pulmonary clot and have a breast exam (mammo). Also consider gastritis, try maalox or MVP. F/U with doctor in next 24 hrs ...Read more

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My neck back and chest muscles are so tight that I pull those muscles just sitting at my desk somehow. What are some good stretches to prevent this?

My neck back and chest muscles are so tight that I pull those muscles just sitting at my desk somehow. What are some good stretches to prevent this?

Need expert instruc: This sounds like a muscular problem make an appointment with a physiotherapist. I'm sure your family doctor can recommend someone for you. ...Read more

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When I sit on butt with knees pulled to chest and rock I can feel a popping in butt like a muscle? Maybe my sciatic nerve popping back and forth?

When I sit on butt with knees pulled to chest and rock I can feel a popping in butt like a muscle? Maybe my sciatic nerve popping back and forth?

Not likely: More likely one is rocking on the part of the pelvis called the ischial tuberosity or sits bone. But if there is pain, tingling or any kind of alarming sensation, one should get it looked at. ...Read more

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Having some pretty bad upper back pain and im also feeling pain in my chest for the past 10 hours should I be concerned or did I just pull a muscle?

Having some pretty bad upper back pain and im also feeling pain in my chest for the past 10 hours should I be concerned or did I just pull a muscle?

In your age group: Serious conditions like heart attacks are unlikely, but you need an evaluation by a physician to make a diagnosis. It could still be something bad like a blood clot, gallbladder disease, stomach ulcer. Get checked out! ...Read more

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Someone pulled my arms back from behind which has left me with a lot of pain between my chest and a small lump to the left. Should I worry about lump?

Someone pulled my arms back from behind which has left me with a lot of pain between my chest and a small lump to the left. Should I worry about lump?

Probably a rib: It is possible to pop a rib out of joint from the sternum (your breast bone). However, if the bump is new, it'd probably be worth your time to have a doctor lay hands on it to confirm my suspicion. ...Read more

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Bumps on face, neck, chest, back, smells, burns, itchy what causes this? No swelling, pull crystal, hard core out

Bumps on face, neck, chest, back, smells, burns, itchy what causes this? No swelling, pull crystal, hard core out

Not sure that I: Understand all of your input. There isn't a way to provide you with a diagnosis with the information provided. Would encourage dermatological evaluation for assessment ; treatment plan. ...Read more

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38, f, Chest, neck& shoulder blade pain (left). Thought it was a pulled muscle but now I can't sleep. It's been a few weeks.

38, f, Chest, neck& shoulder blade pain (left). Thought it was a pulled muscle but now I can't sleep. It's been a few weeks.

Possibly: 38 yo female has pain in cowl region on one side. This could reflect cervical disk disorder, brachial plexus impingement, Pancost tumor, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or some other problem. A benign musculoskeletal strain-pain problem is also possible. An Osteopath would be the physician best skilled to conduct proper differential diagnosis, and an MRI might be needed. ...Read more

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Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! When I take a deep breath I cough hard. Could I of pulled a muscle?

Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! When I take a deep breath I cough hard. Could I of pulled a muscle?

See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lining irritation. A blood clot in the lung can cause these symptoms especially if you are short of breath muscle spasm in your back can cause some of your symptoms but should not cause dizziness. Get help. ...Read more

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Woke up 2 days ago with pulled muscle in my mid/upper back. Pain at times shoots through my chest and takes my breath away. Is this normal?

Not normal: To have chest pain. It could be a serious condition such as angina, aortic dissection, or pulmonary embolism. You should be seen by a doctor for specific diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I recently travelled to india & got very sick with vomiting & diarrohea. I think it was viral since I ate well. & only in the hotel. Since then I have a pain every time a bring up gas. To the left central / back of my lower chest. Could I have pulled a m

I recently travelled to india & got very sick with vomiting & diarrohea. I think it was viral since I ate well. & only in the hotel. Since then I have a pain every time a bring up gas. To the left central / back of my lower chest. Could I have pulled a m

Traveler's diarrhea: Not surprising that you caught gastroenteritis in india. The symptoms you have may not be related to a muscle pull. You may still have some bug such as e. Coli, shigella, amebiasis, or giardiasis etc. A stool test is warranted and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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I recently travelled to india & got very sick with vomiting & diarrohea. I think it was viral since I ate well. & only in the hotel. Since then I have a pain every time a bring up gas. To the left central / back of my lower chest. Could I have pulled a m

I recently travelled to india & got very sick with vomiting & diarrohea. I think it was viral since I ate well. & only in the hotel. Since then I have a pain every time a bring up gas. To the left central / back of my lower chest. Could I have pulled a m

Traveler's diarrhea: Not surprising that you caught gastroenteritis in india. The symptoms you have may not be related to a muscle pull. You may still have some bug such as e. Coli, shigella, amebiasis, or giardiasis etc. A stool test is warranted and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Do I have appendicitis? I am having severe pains in my right side. The pain is between my lowest two ribs near my hip and also in my lower back. It hurts to breathe and when I pull my right leg up to my chest, it hurts quite a bit. It started yesterday an

Hello.: Hello. I do not know if you appendicitis. Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens and then can be felt in the area of the appendix (right lower quadrant of your abdomen). Usually the area is tender when touched. You likely don’t feel like eating if you have appendicitis and you can experience nausea, vomiting or a fever. You indicated that you have been coughing & sneezing which makes the pain worse. You certainly could have strained muscles from this. I once coughed so hard that I broke my rib. The way I am visualising your pain, it doesn't jump out as appendicitis. However, with that said, appendicitis can have a number presentations. The basic recommedation in medicine, is that any new source of severe abdominal pain should be emergently evaluated. So, it you are having severe abdominal pain (i was having a hard telling if it was flank/back) you should have it evaluated post haste. ...Read more

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I recently travelled to india & got very sick with vomiting & diarrohea. I think it was viral since I ate well. & only in the hotel. Since then I have a pain every time a bring up gas. To the left central / back of my lower chest. Could I have pulled a m

I recently travelled to india & got very sick with vomiting & diarrohea. I think it was viral since I ate well. & only in the hotel. Since then I have a pain every time a bring up gas. To the left central / back of my lower chest. Could I have pulled a m

Traveler's diarrhea: Not surprising that you caught gastroenteritis in india. The symptoms you have may not be related to a muscle pull. You may still have some bug such as e. Coli, shigella, amebiasis, or giardiasis etc. A stool test is warranted and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Did crunches & sit ups for the first time in months last night. Today upper back, armpits, chest hurt. Chest hurts to move or breathe. Pulled muscle?

Very likely.: Chest pain or breathing problems always worry us. That being said it sounds like you have a pretty close correlation between your work out and your symptoms starting. In addition you are young as well so serious causes are likely to be less common. Keep an eye on the symptoms, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. IF you get any new or worrisome symptom get to your doc asap. ...Read more

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Can a pulled muscle feel like chest pains? Had ultrasound and it came back clear. Have high heart rate but was told it was due to my anemia. Concerned

Can a pulled muscle feel like chest pains? Had ultrasound and it came back clear. Have high heart rate but was told it was due to my anemia. Concerned

Chest pain: Certainly injured chest wall or intercostal muscles cause chest pains. Anemia certainly can cause high heart rate. Could other things also be going on, can't tell from out here in the cloud need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I Am 33yrold and have been having left side chest pain, back pain, nausea, breathing spasms elevated d dimer with a clear ct scan er said pulled muscl?

General physician: You need to get a complete history and a good physical exam. I suspect you have at least two things going on. A competent physician needs to determine whether this is functional illness or a serious health problem, perhaps pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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What causes pain under front ribs and in back ribs hurts when I move. I never pulled any mussels?

May be your back: Since it hurts when you move, your back may be out of alignment. Since the ribs are connected to your back, any twisting or misalignment of your vertebrae may place a rib out of alignment as well. Try some basic back stretching for a few days. If the pain persists go see your healthcare provider. If you currently have any chest pain or shortness of breath, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes cracking and popping in my sternum when I pull my shoulders back?

What causes cracking and popping in my sternum when I pull my shoulders back?

Cartilage: The sound you feel and hear is the joint between your ribs and your sternum. The ribs are joined to the sternum by cartilage and ligaments, just like the other joints in your body. They are supposed to move, and this makes a popping noise. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to help my pectus excavatum and pull my shoulders back?

What exercises can I do to help my pectus excavatum and pull my shoulders back?

Posture exercises: Pectus is a structural abnormality of the cartilages. There are no exercises that you can do that can change that. Pectus patients often slouch, to try and reduce the appearance. ...Read more

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I started having a weird pop on my lower part of my sternum a few days ago. Now when I pull my arms back, it pops and hurts. Feels so weird. Help!

Costochondritis?: Your sternum is part of your ribs and cartilages. Not sure if this is in the cartilage portion of your sternum. But if it continues to hurt - they will do imaging of your sternum with MRI and xrays. ...Read more

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I have a hole in the middle of my nipple. It looks like the milk duct is actually enlarged when I pull it back. Have had a mamo in august benign.?

I have a hole in the middle of my nipple. It looks like the milk duct is actually enlarged when I pull it back. Have had a mamo in august benign.?

Get a diagnostic US: Get a diagnostic ultrasound of the nipple and breast. Mammograms are better than nothing but far from perfect. ...Read more

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My sternum was hurting I lifted my arms and pulled back some times this helps the pain but this time it popped it is worse. I thank something is pinched.

From: From your symptoms it sounds like you may have pulled a chest wall muscle. This will hurt.
It seems that you will need to treat it as you would a muscles strain, ice pack, antiinflammatory medication like Aspirin or ibuprofen, rest - no lifting, excessive reaching, carrying, etc.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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