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Sharp Pain Across Upper Back
Several poss. Causes: Some causes are more serious than others, but usually, if the pain is sharp, it indicates a musculoskeletal problem. Such back pain can be caused by malfunctioning vertebrae or ribs, spasms, or pinched nerves. A good history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam can often find such problems which can be easily correct by manipulation. ...Read more
Muscle knot or spasm: Causes may include repetitive use, persistent postural stress, or an underlying structural problem. The lat. Muscles commonly develop knots caused by injury, overuse, or a sedentary lifestyle. The knots are a result of tense muscle tissue that is stuck in a spasm-like state. If the pain persists, see your physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000063.htm ...Read more
Sharp pain in upper back between shoulder blades lasting a second or two randomly every few days or more. Should I worry?
Prof. Breast Exam: May be related to positional changes, usage, and need thorough exam of back. ...Read more
See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
To figure out pain..: To figure out pain that happens only with deep breaths, one has to write down on a big calendar: when it happens, exactly what happens, what makes it worse, what makes it better, what food/drink/meds he took that day, what activities/sports he did that day, etc... Take the diary to the dr. With 3 weeks of data for evaluation. It could be the pleura (the lining), ribs, spine, nearby nerves, etc... ...Read more
I've developed a sharp pain in a vertebrae in my upper back while riding a bike, what should I do?
Try modifying your: Position on the bike to see if that helps. If not, and if you like to ride, cross train doing other activities until the pain resolves and then try resuming biking. If the pain returns, then see your physician for an evaluation if it is bothersome enough to you. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in the middle of my upper back that makes it hard to breathe. How do you treat this?
Physical exam first: You need to see a doctor to have a physical exam to role out muscular reasons, listen to your lung to role out lung problems. Further exam include chest x-ray, etc. ...Read more
Random mild stabbing sharp pain in upper back and lower back that last seconds to 2 minutes, when lying down or sitting. What could it be?
I developed a sharp pain that comes and goes on my upper back left side, also have a cough and pain hurts when I breath and or make sudden moves?
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 this sharp pain in my upper back and it usually happens if I walk for a very long time. It lasts at least 10 min and feels like cold water to.?
Muscle tightness: Could be a build up of muscle tension. Less likely a disc problem in the back. ...Read more
I have a huge sharp pain in my upper back when I jump or run. Would acupressure be good for this?
I have a sharp pain in my upper back when I breathe and cough. What could this be? I am a smoker as well
Chest pain: You report a focal area of sharp pain with rib movement. Most likely this can be focal inflammation of the pleura (lining of the lungs) or inflammation of the joint between rib cartilage and bone (costochondritis).Pleuritis is not tender when you press on it, costochondritis is. There may or may not be an infection as source of the inflammation. Stop smoking. Taking Ibuprofen can help. See PCP. ...Read more
I was lying on the floor, when I decided to get up my back felt really tight now I have sharp pain in upper back and chest.
Muscle spasm: Unfortunately of any age were allowed to pull a muscle we move it quickly when it has been either in a relaxed position and not ready for movements Also this type of pain will was referred pain has a muscle spazzes and other nerve endings are get involved in this type of pain plugging back and chest. ...Read more
I've had sharp pain in my upper back for a few days now at night with swallowing discomfort. I am a smoker and never had issues with clean chest xrays?
See your doctor: You need an exam and perhaps testing. Stop that smoking. Time to see your doctor. ...Read more
I am a gymnast and I am having a sharp pain in my upper back that also hurts in my ribs. Could it be a slipped disc?
Number of things: This could have several causes, one of which is related to a disc, but others that could be from other etiologies. You should see your doctor who can get more details under which this occurred, and perform a thorough physical examination to help localize the issue and create a treatment plan. ...Read more
Whenever I breathe deeply I get a sharp pain in my upper back shoulder and chest area what can I do?
I have a sharp pain in my middle upper back when I cough, started the day after I was sick with the flu.?
I have a sharp pain in my upper back on the letf side sometimes in the righr side? Pain goes to under clavicle.
See your DR and get: Checked for muscle, bone, heart & lung condition. Take care! ...Read more
I get a sharp pain on my upper back near my ribs when I breathe deep. It's been 3 months and I don't know what to do. Help?
Pleuritic chest pain: You need go have your Dr. Listen oner the area to see if a lung problem called pleurisy. ...Read more
What causes sharp pain in my upper back, between my shoulder blades, when I take deep breathes? I've had this for 2+ years.
Cannot diagnose: This could be something in the spinal column, irritation of the pleura, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and so an and so on. See a doctor and get this evaluated. As you are well aware, it is not normal. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I suddenly had very sharp pain in the middle of my chest when I would breathe in. There was also pain in my upper back at the same time. Thank you!
Precordial catch: This is a relatively common occurrence termed "precordial catch". The exact cause is unknown but it is felt to be when a dry spot on the lung lining sticks to the wall of the chest and the stretching when you breathe in causes the sharp pain. These are benign and will do no harm but they are dramatic. The best way to handle it is to "bite the bullet" and rapidly breathe in deeply. ...Read more
Been having some sharp pain in my upper back (seems mostly by my scapula) close to every time I breath. Feels like I have a brick sitting on my lungs.
Inspiratory pain: Sharp, shooting chest or rib cage pain often is caused by a pinched intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between two ribs. The pain is worsened by a deep breath or a cough. Other causes are rib injury or growths, pleurisy, pneumonia or other lung pathology. If symptoms persist have an examination by a physician and appropriate studies like a chest X-Ray or ct scan will be ordered. ...Read more
What does it mean when my upper back hurts if I stretch back or pull my chest forwards. It's like a sharp pain in my upper back that prevents my from?
I have pulled a muscle in my upper back, . At times, while just walking I will have a sharp pain and it takes my breathe away. Is this normal?
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