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I have a tight chest with burning pain and benching helps relieve the pressure but caused intermittent upper back pain. This is most intense at night.

I have a tight chest with burning pain and benching helps relieve the pressure but caused intermittent upper back pain. This is most intense at night.

How old are you? : First of all if you are having chest pain why are you benching? Then your back hurts. Well I would suggest you stop the benching to stop the back pain see a doctor for further evaluation of the chest pain ...Read more

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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I have intermittent upper left back pain, burning, pinpoint pain. Comes and goes. Also have lower left back and hip pain that worsens with standing. N?

I have intermittent upper left back pain, burning, pinpoint pain. Comes and goes. Also have lower left back and hip pain that worsens with standing. N?

Pain is the body's: signal that something isn't quite right. It could be something harmless like strained muscles or something more serious. Chances are good that a combination of OTC pain meds and stretching exercises will help but you need to see a doctor about it before embarking on a treatment plan. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Upper back pain. Intermittent stabs on both sides of chest, between shoulder blades, and a few pinches between breasts. Muscular? Related to back pain?

Muscular secondary: Sounds like pain radiating from the spine to the ribs , so you feel it on the sides. Muscle spasms are usually secondary in the spine, due to an underlying inflammatory condition. ...Read more

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How do I soothe upper back pain?

Cause: Without knowing the cause it is difficult to treat. Use over the counter medications before you reach physician. Do not delay, consider er, if it is acute pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad upper back pain?

What to do if I have bad upper back pain?

Upper back pqin: Many causes. Some are related to shoulder problems. Can also be muscles, bones, joints, discs, nerves in upper back/neck. Best to see doctor for good evaluation and discussion of possible dx and treatment options ...Read more

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Which test should I get for upper back pain?

Which test should I get for upper back pain?

Upper back pain: Upper back pain could be a symptom of disc herniation, joint problems or just muscles. What are the accompanying symptoms? Any tingling or numbness in arms? Any pain with rotation or flexion of the neck? Any headaches? Mri is best for evaluating the spine. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of upper back pain?

Multiple: There are multiple potential sources including musculoskeletal or referred pain. It is best to see a medical doctor. ...Read more

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I am having upper back pain. How do I treat it?

It's usually muscle: Strain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (if no allergy) and warm packs application should help. If it gets worse seek medical help. ...Read more

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Really bad upper back pain. What can I do to help?

Really bad upper back pain. What can I do to help?

Pain: Try taking some antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen unless you have a history of ulcers or kidney disease. Rest it a bit. If the pain doesn't subside enough to get up and walk, you should see a physician. Most episodes of back pain clear up in a few days to a few weeks. Most are caused by muscle strain. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how i can relieve upper back pain?

Any suggestions on how i can relieve upper back pain?

Usually muscular: If only of short duration & only occuring with certain positions or movement, it sounds muscular & should resolve with time. You can try over the counter medication and heat to the area like a heating pad. If it persists or worsens or if you develop any other symptoms, see your doctor. Occasionally it can be from other regions like a stomach ulcer or from an actual tumor or spine infection. ...Read more

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Left upper back pain. What can I take that would help?

Spine nerve irritate: Over the counter anti inflammatory medications may help following the instructions carefully. You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms t. ...Read more

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Why would I wake up with upper back pain every morning?

Disc or muscular: Many causes. First i would get a thoracic mri. Pain may be associated with bulging / herniated discs, arthritis of the spine. If all tests are normal, pain maybe associated with muscular spasms and pain. Pain can cause insomnia which can exacerbate upper back pain. Anxiety and depression can also cause or exacerbate upper back pain. ...Read more

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How would I give a targeted massage for upper back pain?

How would  I  give a targeted massage for upper back pain?

2 Steps: Locate the area it is bothering you, then do the target massage on it your self or some body else could do it foryou. ...Read more

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What are some good stretches i can do for upper back pain?

What are some good stretches i can do for upper back pain?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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Upper back pain...what can cause this and what should i do?

Upper back pain...what can cause this and what should i do?

Varies : There areuliple potential causes including spine related causes such as degenerative disc disease to mom spine related causes such as a duodenal ulcer or pancreatitis. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? For really bad upper back pain?

Please can I get some advice? For really bad upper back pain?

Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and get relieved over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my middle/upper back pain only goes away when i stand?

Weak ligaments: The ligaments are weak in your back and when you sit or lie down the weak area is flexed and gets painful. When standing the tissues regain the correct alignment and the pain eases. Prolotherapy restores the strength to the ligaments and fixes the problem.Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org and info and a doctor. ...Read more

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What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

Spine nerve irritate: Many physical therapy sites will show you the best stretches for your muscles. You may have back nerve root irritation with significant muscle spasms, esp deep spasms which cannot be really stretched with exercise. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more