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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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Fell off horse a few days ago and hit the ground hard on my left side.Sharp pain in my upper back b/w my scapula and spine when i breathe/sneeze etc..?

Fell off horse a few days ago and hit the ground hard on my left side.Sharp pain in my upper back b/w my scapula and spine when i breathe/sneeze etc..?

Spine fall off horse: You could have a rib fracture causing this pain with breathing. You should also see a physician and obtain x-rays of your cervical and thoracic spine to rule out any fracture. ...Read more

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Why when i'm breathing I have sharp pain in my upper back on the left hand side? Also i'm breathing a lot more heavily with tightness in chest why?

Go to doctor: Anything that bothers you this much should be worked up. You should see your doctor so at least some blood test, some xr and other tests can be done to find out why is wrong with you. Ot is either a pleuritic chest pain or nerve pain from muscle stretch but the tightness in breathing should not be there unless it is from the pain. Still you need to be examined. Good luck. ...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?

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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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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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 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