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Best Mattress For Upper Back Pain
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (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 nerve in the back. ...Read more
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
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?
Only right after smoking I get horrible upper back pain than it goes away after awhile until the next cigg. I'm quitting. But why is this happening. S?
Not sure of this: unusual symptom, but when you are dragging on a cigarette I would imagine you would have to use your lung/ mediastinal muscles. A blood clot in the lungs could cause pain when you take deep breaths. GO see your doctor. Or muscle injury (intercostal muscle between the ribs). But congratulations on quitting smoking since you have taken the biggest step to have a healthier life ahead of you. ...Read more
Many causes: Cardiac causes including valvular or coronary heart disease, angina, throracic or addominl aneuryms, thoracic masses intrathoracic or extra thoracic, bulging/herniated thoracic or cervical discs, muscle spasms , clavicle fractures, referred shoulder or neck problems, pulmonary edema, luminary embolus, vertebral fractures or masses, post surgical scar tissues, beast rumors, arthritis of spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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