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What tests would best determine the cause of upper back pain, with should pain also? Where would you go for those tests?

What tests would best determine the cause of upper back pain, with should pain also? Where would you go for those tests?

Physical exam: Palpation of trigger points i find MRI of the thoracic spine to be a waste of time and money for evaluating upper back pain with tenderness unless you have a past history of cancer or trauma historyor pain rhat radiates in band like fashion around to front only reasons to get one . Pain with tenderness just chronic muscula treatable disc abnormalities in the nonmovable part of spone rare abide. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Upper Back Pain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low 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 ...Read more


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Upper back pain in shoulder blade area. Best way to fix this?

Upper back pain in shoulder blade area. Best way to fix this?

Nerve root irritatio: If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it.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. ...Read more

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Have upper back pain for 3 months. I'v had MRI, Xray, blood test, and Phys Therapy. Doctor doesnt know cause but recommends TCA. Is TCA best option?

Have upper back pain for 3 months. I'v had MRI, Xray, blood test, and Phys Therapy. Doctor doesnt know cause  but recommends TCA. Is TCA best option?

TCA: This is an option. Continue your physical therapy or at least home exercises. Keep moving. One thing about the use of TCA is you should notice benefit in 2 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain usually?

What causes upper back pain usually?

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

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I am 35 male. Can someone tell me the cause of the upper back pain. I experience this often.

I am 35 male. Can someone tell me the cause of the upper back pain. I experience this often.

Various Causes: There are very many causes of upper back pain. You need to get evaluated by a spinal specialist and your pcp to arrive at a diagnosis. It may or may not be related to your spine. It could be muscle related, or even causes like vascular pathologies can cause pain in the same area, and many other type causes.... ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper back pain?

What are the causes of upper back pain?

Muscles, nerves, etc: Problems or stress or disease (including myeloma or cancer) of upper back muscles, discs, facet joints, connective tissue, osteoarthritis, posture are all potential causes upper back pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad upper back pain?

What to do if I have bad upper back pain?

Upper back pqin: Many causes. Some are related to shoulder problems. Can also be muscles, bones, joints, discs, nerves in upper back/neck. Best to see doctor for good evaluation and discussion of possible dx and treatment options ...Read more

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Ok have bad upper back pain?

PT: Was probably just muscle pain. I would recommend you get into a formal course of physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. This should do the trick. ...Read more

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Why does my exercise programme cause upper back pain?

May be stress: Your upper back more or you have weakness of the upper back muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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. Thomas Dowling
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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