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Doctor insights on: Mid To Upper Back Pain Causes

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What causes epigastric pain to radiate to my mid back?

What causes epigastric pain to radiate to my mid back?

Maybe...: Gallbladder condition, gastritis, pancreatitis. Would need to see a doctor for evaluation & maybe blood tests & ultrasound of the gallbladder. ...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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Cause of left lower back pain radiating to hip?

Cause of left lower back pain radiating to hip?

Disk, sij: Pain could be from a bulging disk, sacro-iliitis (sacro-iliac joint), facet joint arthropathy, lumbar stain, muscle spasm or many other causes... Go see a medical specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain radiating from middle of back to lower ribs?

Many possibilities.: Rib injury. Spondylitis. Internal organ pain, lncluding liver, gb, pancreas. And quite a few other possibilities, including shingles-before blisters appear, thoracic disc. Need to be evaluated! ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause upper back pain which then causes upper abdominal pain?

Can bad posture cause upper back pain which then causes upper abdominal pain?

Yes: Please see your physician to determine the cause of your back pain and abdominal pain. Can be many reasons. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain usually?

What causes upper back pain usually?

Posture!: Most of the people that come to me with this type of pain (pain not from an injury) are doing something repeatedly or for long periods of time where they hold their arms out in front of them. (reading, computing, etc.) they have pain in the rhomboidal muscles, or trapezius. They respond to nsaias and stretching exercises usually, with physical therapy for some. Correcting the posture can help. ...Read more

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Mid back pain that radiates to stomach pain !?

Mid back pain that radiates to stomach pain !?

? 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

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What's causing pain in upper to mid back that radiates to left arm and hand?

What's causing pain in upper to mid back that radiates to left arm and hand?

Pain: This could be symptom of cervical spine issue- e.g. Buljong or herniated disc. It is hard for me to say without examining you however. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause upper right back pain?

Can constipation cause upper right back pain?

Back pain : I can only think of kidney stones and muscle tightness and cramps that cause back pain. Constipation can only cause back pain if you are straining really hard and tense your back muscle while hunched over that can cause back pain. I would see a if stool softeners or higher fiber can help with the constipation. If it continues, then see a specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause pain radiating from:mid back to abdomen?

What can cause pain radiating from:mid back to abdomen?

A few things: Pancreas, gall bladder, stomach or duodenal ulcer, disk herniation and nerve compression in the spine or nerve compression by slipped rib which can happen after violent coughing or unskilled golf swings. ...Read more

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What can be causing upper abdominal pain radiating to back spine?

Abdominal pan & back: You have upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back. Classically one could consider pancreatitis as a cause of this pain. Drug induced pancreatitis from Lasix (furosemide) among other drugs. You may also consider an ulcer, gastritis, cholocystitis, and colitis. These are what comes to mind. Your doctor will perform a thorough history and physical exam and may order tests to help you. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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Sharp pain right side mid to lower rib and upper abdominall pain worst when bending or twisting what could cause this pain?

Musculosketetal pain: Pain which increase on change of position is usually coming from muscles and bones, try Ibuprofen for a 2-3 days and see your internist. ...Read more

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What might cause severe back pain in the upper left quadrant of my back?

What might cause severe back pain in the upper left quadrant of my back?

Back pain: Inflammation of the rib head as it inserts into the spine. Upper back pain is in the thoracic spine. In general, most pain is muscular or tendinous in origin. Herniated discs in the upper spine are uncommon.An MRI of the thoracic spine can help make the diagnosis. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes mid back pain?

Sometimes a Concern: Mid back pain/thoracic pain can be due simply to musculoskeletal causes such as strain/sprain or could be a sign of more serious disease such as a thoracic/abdominal aortic aneurism or perhaps a kidney issue amongst other causes. It is best to be evaluated for any pain that does not go away over the course of a few days or becomes progressively worse. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain that radiates to the lower back and hips?

Severe abdominal pain that radiates to the lower back and hips?

See Doctor: You could have kidney stones, you could have a hernia, you could have a primary back problem- but if it is severe you need to ahve this checked out. ...Read more

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Back pain in upper back next. To my shoulder?

Back pain in upper back next. To my shoulder?

Upper back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... Without additional information, it's hard to identify the cause of your pain. You might experience rhomboid muscle weakness. Please seek help from pain management doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause extreme upper back pain.

Can shingles cause extreme upper back pain.

Nerve Pain BAD Yes: Yes, shingles can affect just about any piece of skin on your body. Our fancy word for these areas = "dermatome". Suffice it to say that these are highways the virus decides to travel down...Usually one sided.....And exquisitely painful. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

What causes pain in upper abdomen and back?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon may all cause upper abdominal pain radiating into the back. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause upper back pain between the shoulders?

What can cause upper back pain between the shoulders?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Could sacroiliac pain radiate to the lower abdomen?

Could sacroiliac pain radiate to the lower abdomen?

Not typically: I've never heard of a case of sacroiliac joint pain referring to the lower abdomen. The best way to find out is to get the joint injected under x-ray with steroid and numbing medicine and see if the lower abdomen pain goes away too. Better yet, you can just get the L5 dorsal prim ramus, and s1, s2, (racepinephrine) s3 lateral branch nerves numbed up. An interventional spine specialist will know what this means. ...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