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Belching And Upper Back Pain
Hi ever since I had the norovirus 3 months ago I've had a heavy feeling on my chest, excessive belching and bloating noticed some uppers back pain?
Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)
Discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. Although upper back pain is not as common as lower 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
I'm having a lot of upper back pain in between my shoulder blades and a lot of burping, sometimes the pain worsens after burping.?
I've got upper back pain, between my blades, that spreads to whole back, the pain in the middle of the chest with constant burping. What could it be?
For about the last week I have had upper back pain that hurts in different places in my back and excessive burping with no acid just air & chest pain?
Probably GI: Still, you need to rule out heart problems as women frequently have atypical chest pain masquerading as heart problems or circulatory issues. Best to start with your primary doctor and start getting the answers and some reassurance. Expect getting an ekg, blood work and possible x-rays. ...Read more
I have gerd, when I have a lot of gas I get upper back pain, goes away after burping, happens when I eat big meals usually?
Simethicone: Simethicone dissolves the gas and that will help you. Obviously, eat smaller meals. Check and make sure you are not gulping down air when nervous or talking too fast (aerophagy). Consider taking a proton pump inhibitor to fix your gerd. May want to discuss your options with a GI specialist, may want to check for barrett's esophagus at some point as well. ...Read more
Can pancreatic issues cause excessive burping? Feeling cold sweats off and on with weakness. Slight upper back pain. Could this just be GERD?
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 more
Many Possibilities: Given that this has been going on for so long, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also, could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Upper back pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US leading to nerve problem. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. It is a conservative non-surgical treatment. ...Read more
Hard to say: This is hard to say without more information. Do you only have the pain in classes or does it last in between classes. Do certain poses cause pain and others do not? Are you maintaining proper alignment during your poses? Is anyone checking your alignment? Are you doing more than your body can handle at the moment? Lost of questions to be answered and then perhaps the cause can be determined. ...Read more
Nerve root irritatio: If you are already having pains and should not be lifting heavy camping equipment on your back and shoulders. You must lighten your load and sleep with a cervical pillow. You may have neck nerve root irritation. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitatio. ...Read more
Hard to say: I would try to see a physician in real life to determine your cause of pain. Good luck ...Read more
Sounds like he's : Coughing hard & has pleuritic chest pain; irritation of the lining around the lungs. Is he up-to-date on his immunizations? There have been some whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks & older kids don't necessarily " whoop." he needs to see his pediatrician, who'll probably get a chesr xray & labs. Sadly, you shouldn't give him anything to suppress the cough unless his doctor gives the okay. ...Read more
Get checked: Lots of things could be going on but when between the shoulder blades I consider cervical problems like a herniated disc. ...Read more
Seek help: This is not normal. I would recommend seeing an orthopaedic specialist for a formal work up. ...Read more