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Deep Breath Upper Back Pain
Can forward head posture and rounded shoulders restrict your breathing? When taking a deep breath I have upper back pain and my accessory's are sore.
Contributing: Probably can cause some restrictive lung problems eventually but your problem is probably due to your underlying lung disease primarily. Your posture can also eventually lead to circulatory problems and neuro symptoms in your arms (thoracic outlet syndrome). I suspect that your underlying lung problems are severe. I wonder about a alpha-1=antitrypsin deficiency leading to severe emphysema. ...Read more
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
I caught a breath taking sharp upper back pain in my left side that shot to my abd in the same spot can it be a spasm? On hurts on deep breath
It could be: The doctors who ordered your test would have the best idea, since the considered most of the options. Would obviously also consider things in your upper belly on the left side, since your diaphragm, a dome shaped muscle under your lung, flattens during a deep breath, and pushes on the contents of your upper abdomen. ...Read more
Dull upper back pain every time I twist my body or turn my head. It sometimes hurts when I take deep breath but not alwayswhat could be the cause?
A disc injury: Lower cervical and upper thoracic disc injury can be the cause. ...Read more
I have severe upper back pain that gets worse when I take a deep breath. Lower back is also very painful. Any ideas what is or could be causing this?
Pain upper back w/deep breath. I do have chronic back pain, and im getting over a cold. I'm on penicillin now, for a abcess. Can these cause upper back pain?
Pleurisy (Pleuritis): You are likely having pleurisy (pleuritis). Go see your doctor. Typical if this is all that it is, a prescription of nsaids like Ibuprofen will help take care of it. But you have to go and ensure there is nothing else that could be irritating the lining of your lungs like a collection, etc. This is likely unrelated to your chronic back pain. ...Read more
Almost constant upper back pain, occasional chest pain, and shallow breathing throughout the day. The pain gets worse sometimes with deep breaths?
Rib pain: Most likely at your age is a pulled muscle or rib irritation in the area. However if it does not resolve with nsaids, ice/heat and rest, you may want to see a physician to evaluate further. You may want to consider an osteopathic physician (do) to see if manipulation of the ribs might be a treatment option. ...Read more
What can cause upper back pain at the center- close to shoulder, when sneezing or taking deep breath?
It's most: Probably from repetitive musculo-skeletal strain from breathing and especially sneezing. Suggest a check up with your doctor. ...Read more
I get upper back pain especially around shoulder blades. It hurts more when moving & sometimes when taking a deep breath. I do carry my 3yr old a lot.?
Sudden upper back pain in between shoulder blades feel it also taking deep breath having irregular menstral cycle at the same time is this hormonal?
Pain could be muscular
may be injury or exercise may cause it
not hormonal. ...Read more
I have been having upper back pain that radiates to the chest and I mistake it for chest pain. It's worse if I take a deep breath. My chest X-ray was normal. What could this be?
Possibly serious: It is possible that this pain could be serious. The most concerning possibility would be a blood clot in your lung. This would cause a feeling of shortness of breath. This is often not seen on a plain chest xray. You would need to go to the emergency room to be seen for this. The other likely less serious cause is a muscle pull. This would cause more pain with movement without a deep breath. ...Read more
Chances of lung cancer? -shoulder, upper back pain and sometimes a mild pain when I take a deep breath (left side)
Average: What you are describing does not raise specific concern for lung cancer and points more to chest wall irritation which can be from muscle strain, sometimes viral infection or exposure to inhaled irritants. Smoking is the major risk factor for lung cancer, and anyone over the age of 55 who has been smoking for at least 30 years (varies by amount) benefits from routine lung cancer screening ...Read more
I have regular attacks of severe right chest and upper back pain. Worsen with deep breaths, eased temporarily by anti acid. Breast cancer history r.
Really painful right upper back pain. When I breath it hurts and any movement causes more pain, can't lay down without feeling the pain in my back.?
ER: Either referred pain from gallbladder or pleuritic pain from your lungs. Possibly a pulled muscle; however this need immediate attention. ...Read more
Can stress and depression cause physical symptoms like upper back pain and shortness or breath, even at rest? 39y female.
See your doctor: It is possible to experience pain symptoms secondary to stress and depression. See your doctor for a physical exam to rule out other medical causes of your symptoms. Once other causes are ruled out, your doctor may suggest antidepressant medication to try to help reduce your symptoms. Depression and pain often coexist. It is important to treat both simultaneously. ...Read more
Pain in chest, short of breath at night, upper back pain, this is on-going and I have it quite regularly, it gets worse at night.
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to conduct through investigation of your symptoms and physical examination. This could be anything or nothing. ...Read more
Severe upper back pain. Kind of takes my breath away. I've experienced this pain a couple times before. What could this be? (not kidney stones been ✔
I have upper back pain (left and right) when I breath in or sneeze. What could this be? Gall bladder?
Ribs or lungs: See your doctor for evaluation. Usually gallbladder related issues are associated with food eaten, not sneezing or breathing. ...Read more
Upper back pain, mostly left side, no cough, shortness of breath after activity and irregular heartbeat at times?
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History of IgG and lambda in blood having further testing. I'm having upper back pain and shortness of breath. Is this related see hemo doc in 2 weeks.
Lambda: Is your igg monoclonal? Everyone has both kappa and lambda light chains in their blood. May or may not be related depending on severity, final diagnosis by hematologist. ...Read more
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I've been waking up with upper back pain mostly between left shoulder blade and spine. Hurts when I breath and can feel it in my left lung/ chest.?
Thoracic Spine: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read more
27/male - shortness of breath 6 months, upper back pain, intercoastal muscle knots, thoracic kyphosis, constant anxiety, allergies, asthma? Whatisit?
Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?
Myofascial pain syndrome. In addition to local tenderness, referred pain. Mfp is characterized by other associated symptoms:
increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted motion, pain when the muscle is stretched, and a subjective feeling of weakness in the muscle. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances and jaw pain may also be present.
See pain management specialist for diagnosis. ...Read more
I am having upper back pain whenever I take a deep breath. This pain tends to get worse at night. What is the cause/treatment for this?
Rib dysfunction: Pain in mid & upper back aggravated by inhalation is usually due to a rib being locked down. Usually ribs move up & down w/ inhalation/exhalation. When a rib is locked down, it cannot rise with inhalation causing pain. Sometimes a vertebra locked (bent forward) can cause similar pain. Either way, a good history & phys incl osteopathic hands-on exam can usually locate the cause & manipulation may fix it. ...Read more
What would cause one sharp deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain.
For a year I suffer from upper back pain. My physio therapist today found out that my 3. thoractic vertebrae is deeper than the rest. What could it b?
Can cervical stenosis cause upper back pain for 2 years? It is deep I'm right shouldr. Not present at rest. Only when when I am sitting at desk job.
Dear doctor, I ve upper back pain and my third thoracic vertebra is bout 2mm deeper (sunk in)than the rest. Does my pain come from there an what is it
What would cause 1 sharp, 5 second, deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain. Fear cardiac. PCP says heart ok
Muscular?: Often, sharp, brief pains in the chest are due to strained ligaments or joints In chest wall where rib joins to breast bone, called costochondritis. When you bend, turn, deep breathe, or cough this can cause brief stabbing pain. Usually heat to area and Advil or aleve (naproxen) can help. If pain continues to occur, or gets worse, or you get short of breath or other symptoms, see doctor again. Good luck! ...Read more
Sneezing, tired, lots of yellow mucous, chest pains, upper back pain, hoarsey voice, try deep coughing, but no fever.
Low gastrin levels, high eos absolute, taking protonix, (pantoprazole) big deep ulcer, neg biopsies, upper back pain can it be cancer? No pylori
Is it possible for breast cancer symptom to be upper back pain in right shoulder? Present over 1 yr. Mammogram ok. Us ok. Spine MRI ok. Pain is deep.
No: I have never heard of breast cancer presenting in this way. ...Read more
Shortness if breath upper back pain tightness in chest fighting a sinus infection. Also haven't felt like this since the last time I had bronchitis?
33 weeks pregnant w/ upper back pain, left shoulder blade. Goes across my whole back @ times during the day makes me not want to breath bc of pain. Norm?
Back pain: With rapid weight gain during the third trimester and loosening of ligaments and tendons in preparation for delivery it is not uncommon to have pain in up and down the spine. Make sure that your bras are fitting properly to off load the stress of increasing breast size on your neck and shoulders. See your obstetrician for evaluation of your pain. ...Read more
I have chest pain that comes and goes, headaches upper back pain dizziness. Shortness of breath nausea. Have been to ER was told not heart attack.
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...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 more
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