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Lower back pain, daily "muscle knots" in the back of both shoulders, occasional coughing and throat clearing...What is going on with me?

Lower back pain, daily "muscle knots" in the back of both shoulders, occasional coughing and throat clearing...What is going on with me?

Several different: Things with your symptoms. See your doctor for an evaluation to sort out all of the various symptoms to come up with diagnoses and a treatment plan. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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27/male - shortness of breath 6 months, upper back pain, intercoastal muscle knots, thoracic kyphosis, constant anxiety, allergies, asthma? Whatisit?

27/male - shortness of breath 6 months, upper back pain, intercoastal muscle knots, thoracic kyphosis, constant anxiety, allergies, asthma? Whatisit?

Tx anxiety/symptoms: It sounds as though you have some physical issues to deal with, all of which are magnified greatly by your anxiety. All need to be attended to. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Always having lower back pain, feels like pulling muscles and there is always knots there, can never massage them out, what do I do?

Always having lower back pain, feels like pulling muscles and there is always knots there, can never massage them out, what do I do?

Medical exam: evaluation, x-rays, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and PT. You may benefit from the use of Advil or Aleve (naproxen) ( if not allergic) and also the use of BioFreeze Cream, until seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Chest pain i beleive caused by back pain. Can feel a large muscle knot. This is chronic. What could it be ? Tumor? All on left side.

Chest pain i beleive caused by back pain. Can feel a large muscle knot. This is chronic. What could it be ? Tumor? All on left side.

Chest pain Tumor: Chest pain can be due to a large number of causes; one such is due to nerve root injury impingement with associated muscle spasm, A tumor is usu. meant to be a lump of some type, sometimes malignant and sometimes benign. Get a proper consultation in person or vie Concierge a Health Tap ...Read more

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Sharp middle back pain, right hand side, there are no muscle knots but pain persists even after taking anti inflammatories what could it be?

Physical exam: Does your pain worsen when you twist your back? If so, it could be from facet joints. You would need to see your doctor for an evaluation because a number of things could do this including kidney stones or even aortic dissection (unlikely, but it wold be an emergency if you had this)... It's most likely something not so serious, though. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I'm having back pain saw the dr she says it might be muscle problems didn't do any test though should I get a second opinion?

I'm having back pain saw the dr she says it might be muscle problems didn't do any test though should I get a second opinion?

MAy need to see: How long you have pain? if you have pain for more than few week, tingling or numbness and pain is getting worse then you may need MRI. Also try OTC pain meds and heating pad. Stretching exercise may help. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my back pain is from my muscles or spine?

How can I tell if my back pain is from my muscles or spine?

Nerve irritation: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins pte pte and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. As the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spasm, the pain is usually aching, cramping, dull, and the muscles are stiff and tight.You will need to be evaluated by your family docto. ...Read more

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Dull lower right back pain. How to tell whether muscle or spine related?

Dull lower right back pain. How to tell whether muscle or spine related?

Low back: usually muscular and will resolve with time. Symptoms that cause sharp pain or pain that radiates require further attention ...Read more

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Re: Gastroparesis , constant core and back pain, is it nerves or muscles causing this?

Re: Gastroparesis , constant core and back pain, is it nerves or muscles causing this?

Sometimes back pain: Gastroparesis delayed emptying of stomach. Sometimes acquired after presumed viral infection or can be related to diabetes mellitus. Some other neurologic diseases such as dystrophy and cerebral palsy. Some patients do have back pain. Should rule out other causes. Nuclear medicine gastric emptying test can confirm emptying problem. Should see physician if persists for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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