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Upper back pain caused by trapped gas?

Upper back pain caused by trapped gas?

Yes: It is possible, often characterized as a sharp sensation, if it persist or become frequent and medical evaluation may be warranted.

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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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


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Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

May be gas in large: This may be what we call the "splenic flexure syndrome" where we get gas in the large intestine where the intestine flexes from the tranversecolon to the left descending colon - across the top of the abdomen and down to the left side. The intestine turns under where the spleen is and that is why it is called the splenic flexure where the intestine turns. Intestine gas can build up = pain.

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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?

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 also.

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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.

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Would cercical steonis cause upper back pain?

YES: Typically caused by the tug of war your paraspinal muscles and other soft tissues trying to maintain the spacing between your vertebrae.

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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.

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Pain in the middle of my back that aches like a dull pain that is there most of the time what cause upper back pain?

Many possibilities: Can be muscle, bone, tendons, ligaments or a medical issue invovling the lower internal chest. You need to discuss this with your physician

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What can cause upper back pain for 7 months mainly upon waking and bedtime, I'm worried its an aneurysm I'm only 27 m quite active?

What can cause upper back pain for 7 months mainly upon waking and bedtime, I'm worried its an aneurysm I'm only 27 m quite active?

Thoracic pain: Thoracic pain is a nonspecific complaint which could be caused by any number of things, including pathology within the chest (i.e. Heart or lungs), cervical or thoracic spine pathology (i.e. Degenerative disc, herniated disc), soft tissue problems (i.e. Myofasciitis), etc. If you have had pain for 7 months I would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician.

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What could cause upper back pain in the middle /right. It has been present since may 12. When I bend forward there's a ton of pain. Releaved by bedrest?

Pressure: Way over due for an evaluation. A herniated disc, anything producing pressure. Please go get it checked out.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can gallstones cause upper back pain?

Can gallstones cause upper back pain?

YES: Definitely. One of the clues for diagnosis of gallbladder disease is back or scapula pain.

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Can silent reflux/acid reflux cause upper back pain in the spine.

Can silent reflux/acid reflux cause upper back pain in the spine.

Atypically, maybe?: What response in your back pain have you noticed when taking Prilosec or omeprazole (the drugs you have listed in your profile)?

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Can costochondritis cause upper back pain along with the chest pain?

Can costochondritis cause upper back pain along with the chest pain?

Chest not upper back: It is an inflammation of the joint where the rib joins with the cartilage which in turn attaches 2 ur sternum. This is usually located along the chest ; does not usually cause back pain in the upper back.

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Can an exercise bike cause upper back pain?

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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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