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Can Back Pain Cause Breathing Problems
Rarely: Very serious back problems often seen in people who have had multiple surgeries and have a lot of scar tissue causing nerve compression will have genitorurinary problems but this is not usually the case in most men with back pain. See a urologist and have a work-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
posture: To breathe efficiently your chest has to expand, both ribs moving and diaphragm descending. If your body posture impedes either or both such as with severe kyphoscoliosis, breathing problems can ensue. ...Read more
Back pain : Yes gastric reflux can cause back pain when the acid from the stomach irritates the esophogeal lining or heart burn. You need to see your doctor to discuss the best way to solve this problem. A lot of times its life style changes of foods and stress that will help. Otherwise medications can help. ...Read more
Hope U R breathing!: Seriously, if the pain is acutely severe, or of sufficient intensity as to be reproduced by the physical act of abdominal and chest excursion, then seek help now! you may be describing a "surgical abdomen", a perforated viscus, or significant cardiopulmonary disease. Please call 911. ...Read more
Narcotics?: If by pain killers, you mean narcotics, they're not directly harmful per se, in fact, morphine is a time honored treatment for both heart attack (myocardial infarction) and acute heart failure (pulmonary edema) - however, IV drug abusers are at grave risk for infecting their heart valves (endocarditis) which is a lethal disease unless promptly treated (and sometimes requires open heart surgery). ...Read more
It's possible: Your spine send out nerve roots that follow dermatomes - these are innervated areas that extend all the way around your front, side and back in bands. A pinched nerve from disk disease can cause both back and chest pain and we do see it from time to time. See this diagram: https://www.Google.Com/search?Q=dermatomes+of+the+back;newwindow=1;rlz=1c1chwa_enus535us535;espv=210;es_sm=122;tbm=isch;source. ...Read more
Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! began selfcare with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: This can be serious. See your doctor right away. ...Read more
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