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Dr. Jonathan Lau
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Can constipation cause upper right back pain?

Can constipation cause upper right back pain?

Back pain : I can only think of kidney stones and muscle tightness and cramps that cause back pain. Constipation can only cause back pain if you are straining really hard and tense your back muscle while hunched over that can cause back pain. I would see a if stool softeners or higher fiber can help with the constipation. If it continues, then see a specialist. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Raja Abusharr
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I have upper back pain on left hand side which is greater when i lie down. Feels like internal pressure pain. I'm constipated and have head aches?

I have upper back pain on left hand side which is greater when i lie down.  Feels like  internal pressure pain.  I'm constipated and have head aches?

Taking narcotics?: I am assuming that the back pain and headaches came first and the constipation followed... If that hunch is right then I am going to assume that your medications include some opioid like vicodin. This would certainly cause constipation and is a poor choice for either headache or chronic back pain. If you have not already done so, consider seeing a spine specialist or neurologist for back and head. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Why does my exercise programme cause upper back pain?

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. Mark Sacher
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What can cause upper back pain?

What can  cause upper back pain?

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 more

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Dr. Shawn Dalton-Bethea
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Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Military posture: Hello. The stiff, knees locked, erect, shoulders pulled back posture may be an irritant to the thoracic spine when standing like this for extensive prolonged periods of time. Can't be avoided though. Soldiers won't ever be allowed to stand in a more "neutral" positions. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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What can cause upper back pain between the shoulders?

What can cause upper back pain between the shoulders?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Sacher
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Can an exercise bike cause upper back pain?

Yes: Yes. Straining during bicycling riding can cause upper and lower back pain. Usually caused by muscle straining. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Can sitting for too long cause upper back pain?

Can sitting for too long cause upper back pain?

Yes: Poor sitting posture, an inadequate chair design and long periods of sittibg can affect your back. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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What can cause upper back pain when I breathe?

What can cause upper back pain when I breathe?

A few things: Serious problems such as pleurisy are possible.In my practice, most such pain is due to a malfunctioning rib.Ribs should 'go up' in front and 'down' in back with inhalation and do the opposite during exhalation.When one or more ribs 'get stuck,' pain-from ache to severe sharp in front &/or back can occur.A good history & osteopathic hands-on exam could determine cause.Manipulation may fix it. ...Read more

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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


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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


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