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Middle Back Pain Hurts To Breathe
I have been having this middle back pain on both sides for a few days now it hurts to move or breathe what could it be?
Anything: Back pain is very non specific and be caused by multiple things such as muscle strains, bone disorders. In addition, internal issues such as lung problems, heart problems, and stomach/pancreas problems can also cause back pain. With the development of pain with respiration this should be evaluated urgently for things such as pulmonary emobli (blood clots). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor can evaluate: "hurts to breath" could be pain due to movement of the ribs if the movement irritates the rib joints and cartilage, could be due to irritation or pressure on nerves coming from the spine to that area, or due to other things like lung problems (infections, etc...), etc..., so if a doctor should talk with the patient and do an exam to get an idea of what might be happening. ...Read more
Pain: If the pain is so bad that you have shortness of breath, you really ought to see your pcp. ...Read more
I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when i take a deep breath, what could this be?
Pleurisy: Sounds like it could be pleurisy. If you don't have a rash on your skin that looks like blisters (which would be shingles), this is likely an inflammation of the lining of your lungs. Ibuprofen (if ok with your system) is the treatment of choice. Other possibilities are a pulled ribcage muscle - if that's the case, Ibuprofen is still the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when i take a deep breath, it is not muscular, what could it be?
Difficult to say: There are many possibilities here. The pain could be coming from the spine. I am not sure how you know it is not muscular. Other possible pain generators include the lungs, ribs or the internal organs. This could be a pain that originates exactly where you feel it or could be referred from a more distant location. You need a good physical examination by an md/do who is used to dealing with this. ...Read more
Cough and back pain: Symptoms of back pain, cough and pain with breathing suggests a respiratory or cardiac cause that could be potentially serious. The best approach is to see your healthcare provider and be evaluated for cardiac and respiratory disorders. I suspect a chest x-ray, ecg, and lung function tests would be a fairly routine place to start. Once identified, specific treatment can be given. ...Read more
Slept wrong on my back when I was sleeping. Horrible upper back pain hurts to breathe and feel nausea what could this be ?
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with doctor for source of pain. Chest xray/physical therapy may help. ...Read more
It's been 3 days that I have had off and on stabbing lower back pain. When this happens, it takes my breath & it hurts to breathe in.
Axial low back pain: If your pain is just in the low back then most likely this is just muscular in nature. It should get better with time. If not, then i recommend seeing a physician who can perform a physical exam and locate exactly where the pain is coming from. ...Read more
Severe upper back pain with nausea, diarrhea, cold sweats & hurts to breathe. Always happens bw 3-4 am. Wakes me from my sleep. I havehigh cholesterol?
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I am having really bad middle back pain to the point of when i inhale deeply it hurts. It's more on my right side. Left side feels discomfort?
Pain: Did you have any trauma? That type of pain is concerning and could even be arising from problems within the chest also. Please be evaluated as that sounds concerning. All the best! ...Read more
Have upper middle back pain, when pressed it feels swollen and it hurts, when i sit it hurts in that area, pain is sharp, also getting head aches.
Back pain and swelli: Try ice to the area for 10 minutes a few times per day. Tension in upper back can also cause headaches. ...Read more
Sudden middle back pain in yesterday, still hurts today. Slightly improved, especially with ibuprofen & hot shower. Is it most likely muscle injury?
Possibly: You may have strained a muscle or ligament supporting your spine. It's also possible that you injured your disc. Usually pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with rest and anti-inlfammatories. If the pain last longer than two weeks I recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more
Middle back pain for months.1 Thoracic vertebrae hurts when pressed for 1 wk. Causes? Doctor doesn't think it's serious. No hx of trauma, no fevers.
Does GERD cause upper/middle back pain? It kind of feels like my lungs hurt. Diagnosed with GERD after normal CXray, stress test echo and ECG
It can.: given the work up you've had so far, the best step next may be to try over-the-counter antacids to see if they help temporarily. If they do, then a trial of prescription medication for Gerd may be indicated. You should also avoid any particular foods that you notice bring on your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Have had MRI and CT of chest. I have upper middle back pain. Releaved by bedrest hurts when sitting and bending forward. Mri showed arthritis. ?
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