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Dr. Sharad Rajpal
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What causes a man a sharp pain in my upper back on the right side?

Dr. Sharad Rajpal
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
14 years in practice
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What causes a man a sharp pain in my upper back on the right side?

Lots of things: Most common back pain sources are strained/pulled muscles but "sharp" pain into the shoulders and arms/legs can be from a herniated disc causing nerve compression. If the pain comes around your chest/abdomen from the back this can also be a disc herniation. If you're having any neurologic problems (like weakness, etc), or the pain persists/worsens, you need to get this evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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All day sharp pain from sternum across right side of chest when twisting right.Same pain on left side just now upon turning left.Upper back tight.Help?

Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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All day sharp pain from sternum across right side of chest when twisting right.Same pain on left side just now upon turning left.Upper back tight.Help?

Pain: You could have ribs or thoracic vertebrae out of place. Go see a do who does manipulation, for an osteopathic treatment. One trip may just do it! ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Mintz
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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I've had neck stiffness on an off now for the past month, upper back ache and sharp pain on the right side of my throat. What could it be?

Dr. Milton Mintz
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I've had neck stiffness on an off now for the past month,  upper back ache and sharp pain on the right side of my throat.  What could it be?

Try sleeping without: Pillow. Don't think throat problem associated with neck- see pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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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?

Dr. Chirag Patel
Board Certified, Neurology
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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?

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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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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I have a sharp pain in my upper back on the letf side sometimes in the righr side? Pain goes to under clavicle.

Dr. Victor Bonuel
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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

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Dr. David Benglis
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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..?

Dr. David Benglis
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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..?

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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Dr. Milton Mintz
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Dr. Chioma Lazz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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Clicking sound comes and goes when heart beats..upper left chest sharp pain and the pain goes through ribs to upper back left side.im 20 years old?

Dr. Chioma Lazz
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Clicking sound comes and goes when heart beats..upper left chest sharp pain and the pain goes through ribs to upper back left side.im 20 years old?

See Physician: Anytime you have a sharp pain that is not going away,it would be wise to seek medical help right away ...Read more

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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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?

Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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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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