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Deep Breath Upper Back Pain
Maybe pleurisy?: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade . But originates deep in right chest .
M.D. visit: The pain that you are experiencing upon inspiration may indicate inflammation or infection of the pleura, which is the lining around the lung. In your age group, malignancy of the pleura is less common. In addition, a collapse of the lung is another possibility. Your doctor may order a chest x ray to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more
Pain & spasams mostly on rt side lower to upper abdomen. Worse when fully extended or deep breaths. Pain and spasms radiates back sholder & neck.
Get evaluated: It is very possible that you may have gallbladder stones that are causing the symptoms you are describing however without a complete evaluation in person by physician it is difficult to say. Additional lab work as well as imaging of that area is likely to occur, best of luck. ...Read more
Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?
MFP: 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
? Ulcer: pain that connects the stomach and back may be due to an ulcer or irritation in the stomach lining. Pl get it checked out! Taking Motrin can really irritate the stomach lining. If your stomach bothers you then for the moment you should avoid tomato-based products and citrus fruits and juices especially oranges. Avoiding alcohol as well as caffeinated drinks can also help. ...Read more
Shortness of breath little chest tightness no chest pain but pain in upper back worse when i walk?
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with doctor for source of pain. Chest xray/physical therapy may help. ...Read more
Infection?: Depending how long you have had those symptoms, you may have a viral infection or a throat infection, see your doctor, you need to be examined. ...Read more
Painful breathing thru back and chest near lower left shoulder blade, esp with deep breaths. Some shortness of breath coughs, tight chest.Off &on 3w?
Sever lower quardient pain severe stomach pain lower back pain chills nausea hearts bad when i breath occasional chest pain?
PLease go to ER now: Whatever is going on is not good. You need to be seen in the er now. Always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), i would search elsewhere. Lung problems such as pneumonia, pleurisy can do the same, although less common. ...Read more
Hello, I have radiating pain between upper left chest and upper left back and shoulder, unable to lay down to sleep. Constant pain slight short breath?
Constant pain: Radiating pain from the front to the back can be from the aorta. If you have risk factors such as high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure etc. You should see a physician right away to rule out any aortic aneurysm. On the other hand it could just be heart burn, muscle spasm or something minor but you can't bet your life on it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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.Im 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.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Upper back pain, mostly left side, no cough, shortness of breath after activity and irregular heartbeat at times?
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)
Discomfort or pain in the muscles of the back between the neck and the lumbar area (lower back). ...Read more
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