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I have severe upper back pain at my post pregnancy stage n seems to be getting worse.What can I do?

I have severe upper back pain at my post pregnancy  stage  n seems to be getting worse.What can I do?

A few things: It is important to know how far post pregnancy. Back stretches and yoga help in the short run. Months later it might be a disc problem that occurred during pregnancy. It is best to get imaging of your back and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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36 weeks pregnant and have severe upper back pain that won't go away, is this more likely my gallstones or pregnancy. It's only in the back.?

36 weeks pregnant and have severe upper back pain that won't go away, is this more likely my gallstones or pregnancy. It's only in the back.?

Many possible causes: I am not sure what side your upper back pain is located, however back pain in the presence of 36 weeks gestation could be related to :prelabor type pains, muscle -related due to the weight gain in the low abdomen, kidney stones or kidney infection(uti), and of course gallbladder/gallstone related if stones are present. There are also other possibilities that can be considered by your ob-gyn dr. ...Read more

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Why does focolin give me severe upper back pain?

Why does focolin  give me severe  upper  back pain?

Focalin (dexmethylphenidate): If that is the drug you meant, doesn't. Not from what i read. ...Read more

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How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

Severe back pain: Anytime i hear severe, i would suggest a physician evaluate. Regarding the location, pain upper left (near shoulder blade) can suggest muscle spasm/tendinitis of shoulder, thoracic spine/disk problem, lung/heart disease, stomach/pancreas/spenic disorder. Seeing an md could help to determine the actual location and determine appropriate testing to get a diagnosis. Too little information. ...Read more

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I have a medium to severe upper back pain when i straighten up my back. It's been more than 2 weeks. Tried heat, yoga, massage, nothing helps

I have a medium to severe upper back pain when i straighten up my back.  It's been more than 2 weeks. Tried heat, yoga, massage, nothing helps

Musculoskeletal pain: I think that your pain is of musculoskeletal origin. Your provider will prescribe nsaids , such as ibuprofen, before any extensive investigation. ...Read more

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Have had severe upper back pain for months. Worsens while lying on back or after consuming alcohol. Thoughts?

Have had severe upper back pain for months. Worsens while lying on back or after consuming alcohol. Thoughts?

Pancreas?: How much alcohol do you consume and over how long a period? You could be suffering from pancreatitis. Pain from this organ which sits in the vicinity of your stomach radiates to the back. Go see your MD and avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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How do doctors evaluate severe upper back pain?

How do doctors evaluate severe upper back pain?

Disc versus muscle: Severe upper back pain usually refers to the thoracic or lower cervical region. If pain is in the center of the spine , xray can diagnose a compression fracture , MRI -herniated disc. Pain may be due to severe muscle strain (myofascial pain.). ...Read more

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Severe upper back pain and stiffness when lying down?

Severe upper back pain and stiffness when lying down?

Hard to say: I would try to see a physician in real life to determine your cause of pain. Good luck ...Read more

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Severe upper back pain between shoulder blades. What could be wrong?

Get checked: Lots of things could be going on but when between the shoulder blades i consider cervical problems like a herniated disc. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low 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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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