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How do you know the difference between a muscle pain or an inside pain- upper back right side through a bit to chest?

How do you know the difference between a muscle pain or an inside pain- upper back right side through a bit to chest?

Movement: 37y w. unilateral upper back pain queries symptoms of various disordered tissues. Muscle/tendon pain reproducible by same vectors of mechanical stress & direct palpation. Referred neural pain elicited by movement of distant/contiguous body part, but not by direct palpation. Lung pain absent above described symptoms, constant or associated w. inspiration, shortness of breath, cough etc. See doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper back on the right side. Could there be something seriously wrong? What serious conditions?

I have pain in my upper back on the right side. Could there be something seriously wrong? What serious conditions?

Not likely: The upper back is a common area for muscle tension. Serious problems would be cervical or thoracic discs with referred pain or referred pain from internal organs. ...Read more

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What causes a man a sharp pain in my upper back on the right side?

What causes a man a sharp pain in my upper back on the right side?

Lots of things: Most common back pain sources are strained/pulled muscles but "sharp" pain into the shoulders and arms/legs can be from a herniated disc causing nerve compression. If the pain comes around your chest/abdomen from the back this can also be a disc herniation. If you're having any neurologic problems (like weakness, etc), or the pain persists/worsens, you need to get this evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Yesterday I started to develop slight pain in my upper back on the right side. Waking up today I can hardly move. My period is close aswell, is it pms?

Yesterday I started to develop slight pain in my upper back on the right side. Waking up today I can hardly move. My period is close aswell, is it pms?

Not likely PMS: But PMS can make your ability to tolerate anything unpleasant lower. Read common PMS symptom lists but know they vary and few women have more than a few, some have none and it may not be each month. Yu may have slept oddly or done a minor thing to your muscles. Try a massage or "ice" rub. You may have caught a cold or flu. Consider an exam. ...Read more

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I did 30 minutes of cardio and now have pain radiating in my upper back on the right side. I don't regularly exercise. Is this normal? I'm 30.

I did 30 minutes of cardio and now have pain radiating in my upper back on the right side.  I don't regularly exercise.  Is this normal?  I'm 30.

No, not normal: "cardio" is a very non-specific term for exercise that gets your heart rate elevated for therapeutic benefit. Not knowing what specific exercise you were doing is somewhat limiting. None the less the pain you describe does not sound like a normal consequence of exercise. It may be something as simple as a strained muscle but if persist recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pretty severe cold and now when I take a deep breath in the is a sudden pain on my upper back on just the right side. Should I be worried?

Right side pleuritis: is probably what you have but it could be also pneumonia too. You need a chest x-ray and exam. Call your doctor. If you can not get a hold of your doctor go to an urgent care center. In the mean time you can take advil (ibuprofen) or naproxene or motrin for the pain if it bothers you a lot. ...Read more

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I'm 24 year old male, not overweight, good diet, no diabetes, I have pain upper ads ad back right side, gallstones or pancreatic cancer? No other symp

I'm 24 year old male, not overweight, good diet, no diabetes, I have pain upper ads ad back right side, gallstones or pancreatic cancer? No other symp

Cancer unlikely: Pancreatic cancer is not very common and typically occurs at an older age and doesn't usually present this way. Right upper quadrant pain is very frequently associated with gallstones, but you need a work up to determine your cause. If your pain occurs after eating and resolves in shortly it may well be stones. See your physician and have them obtain an ultrasound if your symptoms indicate ...Read more

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Pain an spasm in upper right side back neck chronic an dizzy what's the cause ?

Muscle or bone: Muscular strain or inflammation may be the problem. Do you recall any strain or exposure to cold drafts or wind? Try hot packs,and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. See your physician if symptoms persist as appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more