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Couple days ago i started having pain in my upper back left side. It gets worse when i breathe in all the way and when i cough its unbearable?

Couple days ago i started having pain in my upper back left side. It gets worse when i breathe in all the way and when i cough its unbearable?

Pleurisy: The pain still has to be evaluated properly before you can say it is all pleurisy or muscle strain. You have to see your doctor for proper evaluation and perhaps with a cxr to make sure there are no other causes. In the meantime a NSAID like Ibuprofen may help. ...Read more

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Pain in my upper back and left side of my ribcage came on suddenly spasm every so often?

Any cause?: Can you think of anything you've done recently that may have pulled or irritated/overworked some of the muscles in your back/left ribcage?How long has it been doing this?How often are the spasms?If going on several days with no relief with ibuprofen or naproxen and/or application of heat consider seeing your primary doctor to discuss muscle relaxing meds and/Or PT if it has been going on awhile. ...Read more

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I do moderate excercise and was in a recent car accident since then i've had sharp stingy pain in my upper back and now left side chest and neck?

Pain after MVA: Presumably, you had xrays after trauma. If not, i would suggest you do. In absence of significant injury on xray, i would suspect whiplash to explain neck/upper back symptoms. Seat belt injury may have caused ac sprain. If you're tender where the collarbone meets the shoulder, voilÄ. Generally, treatment involves nsaid's, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches, and mckenzie pt if not improving (doc's rx). ...Read more

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I m having pain on my upper back on the left side under my last rib. It is dull and pulsates at times. It feels like a deep pain not a bad muscle pain?

I m having pain on my upper back on the left side under my last rib. It is dull and pulsates at times. It feels like a deep pain not a bad muscle pain?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper back under shoulder blade left side , what could be the issue?

I have pain in my upper back under shoulder blade left side , what could be the issue?

See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my upper back (slightly on the left side) when looking up, down or side. It started the morning after a shoulder workout in the gym.

I feel pain in my upper back (slightly on the left side) when looking up, down or side. It started the morning after a shoulder workout in the gym.

This sounds like a: musculoskeletal injury. If you have a specific question about it then please clarify and re-ask. Take care. ...Read more

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Why when i'm breathing I have sharp pain in my upper back on the left hand side? Also i'm breathing a lot more heavily with tightness in chest why?

Go to doctor: Anything that bothers you this much should be worked up. You should see your doctor so at least some blood test, some xr and other tests can be done to find out why is wrong with you. Ot is either a pleuritic chest pain or nerve pain from muscle stretch but the tightness in breathing should not be there unless it is from the pain. Still you need to be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to tell difference N kidney pain and back muscle pain. My left upper back and side hurt randomly. Hurts when I move or take deep breaths?

How to tell difference N kidney pain and back muscle pain. My left upper back and side hurt randomly. Hurts when I move or take deep breaths?

Back pain: Kidney pain is generally felt in the lower back - the flanks more precisely. Pain in your upper back that increases when you take deep breaths more closely relates to either a lung/pleura issue or musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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Sharp upper back pain on the left side when breathing deeply started after cycling It took more than 15 minutes until the pain disappeared...?

Sharp upper back pain on the left side when breathing deeply started after cycling It took more than 15 minutes until the pain disappeared...?

Upper back pain: The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more