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I'm 9 weeks 1 day pregnant experiencing upper back pain?

I'm 9 weeks 1 day pregnant experiencing upper back pain?

Upper back pain: There are many causes of upper back pain. It may be related to your pregnancy as your posture changes as the baby grows. Be sure your nutrition is adequate and do gentle yoga stretching. If it continues then see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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33 weeks pregnant w/ upper back pain, left shoulder blade.Goes across my whole back @ times during the day makes me not want to breath bc of pain. Norm?

33 weeks pregnant w/ upper back pain, left shoulder blade.Goes across my whole back @ times during the day makes me not want to breath bc of pain. Norm?

Back pain: With rapid weight gain during the third trimester and loosening of ligaments and tendons in preparation for delivery it is not uncommon to have pain in up and down the spine. Make sure that your bras are fitting properly to off load the stress of increasing breast size on your neck and shoulders. See your obstetrician for evaluation of your pain. ...Read more

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15weeks pregnant with severely upper back pain?

Myofascial pain: Hopefully, this is just myofascial pain which may not have anything to do with your pregnancy. Stay active. If not better in a few weeks, then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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38weeks+3 pregnant, painful middle to upper back pain on left side. Why is this?

Myofascial Pain: First, congratulations on your pregnancy. There could be a variety of causes, but most likely this is muscular or myofascial pain. With the added weight of the baby, change In your routine, and reduced sleep your are stressing your mid-back. I would suggest consider gentle massage treatment, trying to support and retract your shoulders and better support when sleeping. Hang in there and good luck ...Read more

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I'm 40weeks 3days pregnant and having extreme upper back pain and into my ribs in the front is this normal?

Ans: Most likely. The baby is more than ready for delivery. No room left and a lot of pressure on you. This must be your first baby ? ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant and having agonising upper back pain it comes and goes every few mins, I've had it for about a week. Why?

I'm 26 weeks pregnant and having agonising upper back pain it comes and goes every few mins, I've had it for about a week.  Why?

Muscle strain: Pregnancy changes the normal posture and kinectics of the spine. It would seem that there is imbalance with some muscles in spasm in your back now that you are in the third trimester. Consultation with a PMR or Sports Medicine doctor for a referral to pool therapy, yoga or Physical therapy is appropriate following a complete musculoskeletal exam ...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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31 weeks pregnant horrible mid upper back pain diarrhea and dizziness 3 days?

31 weeks pregnant horrible mid upper back pain diarrhea and dizziness 3 days?

Pain pregnancy : Diarrhea and dizziness could be a viral syndrome however any horrible or severe pain in pregnancy should be promptly evaluated ...Read more

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Ok have bad upper back pain?

Ok have bad upper back pain?

PT: Was probably just muscle pain. I would recommend you get into a formal course of physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. This should do the trick. ...Read more

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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