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Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?

Started working out. Today sudden upper left back pain when taking deep breath and now hurts when i move/walk. What could it be?

Muscle strain: you probably have a muscle strain and spasm from working out It can be painful and sharp It does hurt more with movement Rest it, moist heat, and some advil (ibuprofen) If you get shortness of breath or increased chest pain then followup with ER but I feel that it is just a muscle strain at your age ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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I have upper right back pain and right side neck pain, right side chest pain. It shoots from the back to the from. Back pain when taking deep breaths?

I have upper right back pain and right side neck pain, right side chest pain. It shoots from the back to the from. Back pain when taking deep breaths?

Rhomboid and: levator scapulae muscle spasm is known to do the same thing with localized sharp back pain radiating to the front under the collarbone. Try warm compresses and firm massage on that side of back. Usually resolves so long as you are not experiencing breathlessness. If you are proceed to the ED for a chest xray to eliminate a pneumothorax or pulmonary embolus. ...Read more

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Causes of severe mid back pain worse with deep breath also numbing in left leg and foot? Desperate for answers

Causes of severe mid back pain worse with deep breath also numbing in left leg and foot? Desperate for answers

LBP worse with resp: And deep breathing mgiht be from your rib cage rather than your back. Are you getting pain int he chest - which is pkeurisy or in yoru back? It also could be your kindeys which move on respiration. Nnumbess in the leg and foot can be a nerve problem or a back problem. You need to see a doc to sort these out with an examination. ...Read more

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Sharp back pain when i breath deep, what could this be?

Sharp back pain when i breath deep, what could this be?

Could be: Slipped rib syndrome or pleuritis. If you have no fever, chills or cold and are otherwise healthy it's probably one of the ribs you slipped our place in your sleep, golf or other activities with rapid twisting. ...Read more

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I have upper right back pain when taking a deep breath for a couple of days now ?

Exam: Please proceed to your local ER or UC clinic to evaluate your lungs with both a chest x-ray and pulse oximetry. Never ignore chest pain related to deep breathing. ...Read more

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Acute back pain , more prevalent with deeper breaths , and increases in intensity when the patient sleeps / rests her back.

Acute back pain , more prevalent with deeper breaths , and increases in intensity when the patient sleeps / rests her back.

See a doctor: Depending upon the cause and the severity, back pain should not necessarily be self-treated. A herniated disk may be the source of your problem so you should seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes sharp upper back pain when taking a deep breath?

Several things: It could be from a cracked rib or inflamed rib joint. A blood clot caught in the lungs can do this. Irritation of the lung lining can do it too. If you are having trouble catching your breath, call your doctor or go to an urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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What causes 10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain?Pain also in arm down to fingers.Back pain sometimes eased by deep breath.fear cardiac.

Not cardiac: There's nothing about your description that suggests heart disease. I would be concerned about cervical disk disease with neural impingement causing that distribution & duration of pain. An MRI would rule it in or out. ...Read more

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Chest pain with deep breath and feber started yesterday but today I woke up with chest and stabbiibg back pain when I take a deep breath and a low grade fever?

Chest pain with deep breath and feber started yesterday but today I woke up with chest and stabbiibg back pain when I take a deep breath and a low grade fever?

Please be seen: Some of that sounds like pleurisy. However, these are signs and symptoms that could suggest a serious infection including pneumonia. Some heart problems like pericarditis (inflammation of the heart lining) can also cause these kinds of symptoms but is less likely. Best to get a good history and exam to decide. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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