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Causes of swollen upper back/neck and how to get rid of it.

Causes of swollen upper back/neck and how to get rid of it.

Swelling: I am not quite sure what you are asking, but there is something called a buffalo's hump which you can google to see images of. This is caused by an excess of cortisol in your system. Treatment is treating the underlying condition. Again, I am not sure even if this is what you are talking about. ...Read more

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Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the neck and sore swellen , achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back ?

Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the  neck and sore swellen , achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back ?

Not usually: Infected tonsil(s) is usually associated with throat pain, fever, difficulty/pain swallowing, and perhaps ear pain. Please make an appointment to see your doctor to find why you are experiencing the symptoms you described. ...Read more

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Hi i work in a call center, 4 days ago i got a pain in my upper back now its so much worse and swollen what could this be? Thank you

Hi i work in a call center, 4 days ago i got a pain in my upper back now its so much worse and swollen what could this be? Thank you

Time for exam: get to your physician for an examination and treatment. This sounds like muscular spasm; however, the swelling is quite concerning. ...Read more

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Why is it that i always felt the pain in my upper back left shoulder.And always swollen.Thanks.

Muscle tear?: There is obviously some inflammatory lesion in this area. Whether it is from a local muscular problem or being radiated from elsewhere is difficult to say without full detailed exam and perhaps some testing. See a doctor and get this worked out. ...Read more

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Left upper back is really tight and swollen can't lift my arm or even reach grab it feels like balls. What to take right now?

Left upper back is really tight and swollen can't lift my arm or even reach grab it feels like balls. What to take right now?

You can take Motrin : Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen 800 mg temporarily to help with swelling.Warm compresses may help loosen the tightness. You will need to see your physician in am for further recommendation. You may have an infection causing the swelling and tightness. ...Read more

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Tissue an muscle damage 2 da back of my neck.Looks like a big swollen knot.Spreadn a lil 2 upper back. What posture should I be in when laying down?

Tissue an muscle damage 2 da back of my neck.Looks like a big swollen knot.Spreadn a lil 2 upper back. What posture should I be in when laying down?

Don't lie on back: If it hurts to lie on your back, don't. Otherwise it does't matter what posture as long as you're comfortable. ...Read more

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I have foot pain in my right foot inner on the side, it has swollen up and hurts to massage it. My upper back on the right around neck also hurts. ?

I have foot pain in my right foot inner on the side, it has swollen up and hurts to massage it.  My upper back on the right around neck also hurts. ?

Bone or tendon prob: Most common cause of medial foot pain and swelling is either tendonitis or partial tear of the posterior tibial tendon. Classically it hurts when you raise up on your toes. In the same area u could have a symptomatic accessory navicular bone. U need to be examined, xrayeed +- MRI to tell what problem is. The back/neck pain is probably unrelated but could be part of an inflammatory arthritis pictur. ...Read more

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Im experiencing light fever every night and upper back pain and swollen nodes in the neck, what are these symptoms for?

Im experiencing light fever every night and upper back pain and swollen nodes in the neck, what are these symptoms for?

Need evaluation: Having a persistent, recurring fever is always a concern....for ongoing infection, a rheumatologic problem, or even a cancer-type problem. You need to see your doctor for a thorough evaluation and tests for the most likely causes. Make an appointment today. Good wishes;) ...Read more

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Ever since I carried a heavy bookbag & swollen my left side upper back & been playing video games for hours with no sleep. My heart has been beating fast constantly & tingling in behind my head & can't sleep unless I take hot showers. ?

Ever since I carried a heavy bookbag & swollen my left side upper back & been playing video games for hours with no sleep. My heart has been beating fast constantly & tingling in behind my head & can't sleep unless I take hot showers. ?

Reset!: Your body needs you to hit the reset button! Abstain from all video games and junk food. Walk or exercise at least 30-60 minutes a day for the next week. Go online and print out a menu for the Mediterranean Diet and follow that strictly for 1-2 weeks. If your symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Upper back pain with a red swollen bumpy rash that doesn't itch, more like aches. Also have a small outbreak of the same kind between breasts.

Upper back pain with a red swollen bumpy rash that doesn't itch, more like aches. Also have a small outbreak of the same kind between breasts.

Shingles?: A painful, localized rash w/ bumps could be due to Herpes zoster (shingles). It could also be due to contact dermatitis. Stop any fragrances in soaps,lotions, detergents, & see your doc to find out what's causing it. Drug treatment for Herpes zoster has recently been found to be less reliable/effective than previous studies implied. Good scientists gone bad, again! See http://tinyurl.com/k38yvsj ...Read more

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Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?

Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?

Nerves "shoot" : The pattern described is commonly seen with irritation of cervical nerve root impingement, possibly c4 and c5 in this case. Brachial plexopathy can cause a similar pattern, but usually see numbness, weakness, tingling, or burning with this, often times the symptoms reported improve after the muscle spasm is treated. If not, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and a lump on my upper back. All are painless. Should I see a doctor about this?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and a lump on my upper back.  All are painless.  Should I see a doctor about this?

Yes: Most lumps in back are sebaceous cysts or lipomas. If a lesion there were malignant it would drain to axilla and not neck. The lump should be examined to define its nature and then if excsion not indicated, the nature of the cervical nodes should be evaluated. This can only be accomplished by a physician. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and swollen glands in the upper back and underarm. Iron levels are normal however haemoglobin levels have not been checked.

Upper back pain and swollen glands in the upper back and underarm. Iron levels are normal however haemoglobin levels have not been checked.

Medical evaluation n: You need to have complete medical examination and evaluation by your doctor. Only then we can find out the cause of your problem. You may need further tests done by your doctor once you have had your physical examination done. ...Read more