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Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
Pain Management
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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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


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Orlando Deffer Dr. Deffer
General Practice
years in practice
National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena
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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.

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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?

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.

Dr. Mark Sacher Dr. Sacher
Pain Management
29 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Douglas Linville II Dr. Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
26 years in practice
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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.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson Dr. Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Dr. Maria Dumalaog Dr. Dumalaog
Pediatrics
25 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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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

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Dr. Mark Sacher Dr. Sacher
Pain Management
29 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can cause upper back pain?

What can cause upper back pain?

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.

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Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
Pain Management
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What does an upper back pain mean?

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What does an upper back pain mean?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. It is difficult to identify the cause of your pain from the question. Please see a doctor for evaluation.

Dr. James Rochester Dr. Rochester
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Vikram Patel Dr. Patel
Pain Management
33 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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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.

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Dr. Maria Ana Valencia Dr. Valencia
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Upper back pain on center on and off what is it?

Difficult: There are many reasons for upper back pain, and it is difficult to tell what's causing it with the information you gave. It is best to see your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care.

Dr. Thomas Dowling Dr. Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
36 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Sudden upper back pain since july. The pain is severe. What is it?

Sudden upper back pain since july. The pain is severe. What is it?

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.

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Dr. Sunil Mehra Dr. Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
40 years in practice
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Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Yes: Most likely secondary to muscle strain or if cough is due to pneumonia, then pleuritic chest or back pain depending on part of lung involved.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Naproxen (Definition)

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