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Is naproxen good for upper back pain?

Is naproxen good for upper back pain?

Naproxen: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory medication. It's commonly used for pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low 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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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?

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?

Angina pectoris?: 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

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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

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What are good treatments for upper back pain and neck pain?

What are good treatments for upper back pain and neck pain?

Many treatments: Massage, chiropractic, physical therapy treatments, ultrasound, medical management, daily stretching, yoga, pilates, swimming, very light weights. ...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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What are good exercises for upper back pain due to bad posture?

What are good exercises for upper back pain due to bad posture?

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

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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:-(

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

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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

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

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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. 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