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Pain In The Upper Back When Breathing
I am experiencing pain in my upper back when breathing, also feeling very light headed I am a smoker but have had flu like symptoms waking with sweats?
Pneumonia.: With your symptoms you have at least an upper respiratory infection and could have pneumonia. The feeling in your back can be from pleurisy. This is the irritation/inflammation of the plural lining of the lung and can be from infection. The light headedness could be from decreased oxygen secondary to the infection. If you feel really bad see a dr. U may need a chest x-ray, and antibiotics. ...Read more
I'm having pain in back upper right when breathing deeply. It sometimes follows by chest pain when breathing normally, but not frequently.
I am experiencing pain in the left side on the upper back when breathing and moving, feels like it is under the ribs. Had bronchitis 3 weeks ago ?
I have had this for 4 months i get this pain in my upper back and it leads me to stop breathing for 2-3 mints it really hurts .?
What is Cause?: Did you have an injury like lifting something and feeling a strain or pull in your back? Do you have fever or cough? A muscle strain can cause this so moist heat, massage and stretching should help-consider physical therapy. Pain breathing, shortness of breath kind of pain would be a visit to you doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I have sharp pains on the right side of my chest and right side of my upper back but the sharp pain doesn't happen while breathing just at random?
Likely benign: But a good evaluation by a physician or osteopath would appear reasonable. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more
I have pain in the right side of my upper back and it gets sharp when making movement and affects my breathing?
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
Muscle strain: sometimes improper breathing can strain the muscles in you upper back and cause pain ...Read more
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