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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?

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

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Sharp pain in upper back on the side every couple min all night and day, what do you think it is?

Sharp pain in upper back on the side every couple min all night and day, what do you think it is?

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

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I have a sharp pain when I breath in my right upper back, should I be worried?

I have a sharp pain when I breath in my right upper back, should I be worried?

Chest pain?: 2 possibilities when you get sharp pain in back of your chest with deep breathing:
1- chest wall pain like muscular pain.
2- pulmonary embolism. Means clot in lungs vessels.
Get evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in upper back between shoulder blades lasting a second or two randomly every few days or more. Should I worry?

Sharp pain in upper back between shoulder blades lasting a second or two randomly every few days or more. Should I worry?

See a doctor: Worst case scenario Thoracic aorta aneurysm, but unlikely with your age, and the pain shouldn‘t come and go. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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What to do about sharp pain in breasts and upper back?

What to do about sharp pain in breasts and upper back?

Prof. Breast Exam: May be related to positional changes, usage, and need thorough exam of back. ...Read more

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Sharp pain at center spine's upper back, causing severe hardness to breathe?

Sharp pain at center spine's upper back, causing severe hardness to breathe?

See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in upper back when taking a deep breath for about a year or more?

I have a sharp pain in upper back when taking a deep breath for about a year or 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

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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

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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

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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?

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?

Stabbing pain: Sounds like you have a muscle spasm. Did you pull it or have trauma, to much excessive or heavy lifting around the house. Take some ibuprofen and use bengay and relax your back. If further pain see a doctor to get checked. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my upper back when I breathe and cough. What could this be? I am a smoker as well

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

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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

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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?

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

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Whenever I breathe deeply I get a sharp pain in my upper back shoulder and chest area what can I do?

Whenever I breathe deeply I get a sharp pain in my upper back shoulder and chest area what can I do?

Pleurisy: You're describing pleurisy. It can be from muscular causes but an infection of the lungs, pleura and pericardium should be excluded. You need to see your doctor. Advil (ibuprofen) is a good treatment once more serious issues have been ruled out. ...Read more

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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 middle upper back when I cough, started the day after I was sick with the flu.?

Muscle strain?: The most common reason for a back pain after coughing is a pulled muscle. It's also possible to crack a rib from severe coughing spells. Other possible causes include a pneumonia that is causing the cough, pleuritis, and other musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes sharp pain in my upper back, between my shoulder blades, when I take deep breathes? I've had this for 2+ years.

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

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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!

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

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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.

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

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There's sharp pain in my chest and upper back every time I breath. Is this gas?

There's sharp pain in my chest and upper back every time I breath. Is this gas?

Pleurisy: A sharp pain in your chest on breathing could be an inflammation of the pleura or lining of the lungs. Please see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more