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Is Naproxen Good For Upper Back Pain
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
Started using treadmill & everything was good till I got mild chest pain & pressure on left upper side & today I woke w/left upper back pain?
Or pain in your chest is a serious medical condition.
It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted.
Take care. ...Read more
Started treadmill & everything was good till I got mild chest pain & pressure on left upper side days after & today I woke w/left upper back pain?
Cp: Despite your young age every time we hear exertional chest pain we think angina, however exertional CP can be encountered for many other reasons sometimes. My recommendation would be to tell your doctor right away. If you just started and exercise program your muscles can be sore and they can cause pain. At any rate please speak to your doctor. ...Read more
I have chest pain and upper back pain who wake up me every night, the pain is constant and last a long time. I had many heart tests done and they are all good. Can it be related to my heart?
If it's from the-: -pancreas, U can have these symptoms. Also if on BC pills a pulmonary embolism is always possible. Heart tests may not reveal it. B Cn by a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more
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
Back extension exerc: Back extension exercises would be a good place to start. You need an evaluation for a correct diagnosis. Discuss this with your physicians. This may not be due to poor posture. ...Read more
Why do I have hands, lower arms, & upper back pain? Gone & back 3x /6 mos. Began in left pinky. Blood test good (-d). Eeg great. No xrays yet. Help:- (
Spine vs Extremities: There is the possibility this arm pain could be coming from the neck, however the other options include peripheral nerve entrapments, carpal tunnel and ulnar tunnel syndromes. In order to narrow down the possibilities we would need more info. If concerned, please see your doctor to further evaluate you. ...Read more
I have had upper back pain in one spot under right shoulder for 2 years plus, MRI spine ok, cervical spine is. Not good and gallbladder, is this reason?
Referred pain: This is a common area of referred pain from cervical spone ...Read more
Left arm feels numbish and heavy. Upper back pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, chest xray a month ago. Went for run today and was fine. Heart issue? 21yr
See doctor: If you're left arm is feeling numb and heavy right now, its prudent to be evaluated now. If it always feel heavy then waiting is okay. Left arm heaviness, jaw tightness, chest pain, is cardiac until proven otherwise. Although, both left arm heaviness and numbness, upper back pain may be caused by sleeping in awkward position or even reflux but its better safe than sorry ...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
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
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
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm, back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Severl possibilities: You are very young for spinal causes of back pain and when doctors hear the word burning they also thing about nerve pain, sciatica and infection for starters. Thus, it would be fantastic for you to see your PCP or even Ob/Gyn or possibly Spine Specialist for an initial evaluation to ensure you are not pregnant or with infection and then to obtain a more complete history and do an exam. Update us. ...Read more
Smoker?: You can have referred pain into the back from a lung or bronchial problem. ...Read more