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Sharp Pain In Upper Back
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?
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 ?
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 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
Very sharp pain in upper back upon awakening. Gasp upon inhaling and moving. Painful. Progressing down back. Pleurisy?
Dull, sometimes sharp pain left upper back/ shoulder blade area. Hurts all the time, hurts to tie a deep breathe. Motrin useless, heat helps a bit. ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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