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I have severe mid back pain and stiffness. I feel the pain radiate above my lungs. Help!

I have severe mid back pain and stiffness. I feel the pain radiate above my lungs. Help!

Consider: Visiting a chiropractor. There you will receive x-rays of your back, and treatment. They will refer you to a medical doctor if you require medication or further work up beyond an mri. And they are relatively inexpensive compared to the medical community. You can walk in bent, and walk out straight. Ya, that's what i would do. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Havin back pain where i had lung surgery 4 yrs. ago been walking short distance now an i have spasm in right neck an stiffness in back daily why ?

Havin back pain where i had lung surgery 4 yrs. ago      been walking short distance now an i have spasm in right neck an stiffness in back daily why
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Cannot say in your: particular case because there are a lot of possibilities. First, spasm of muscles around the spine is increadibly common even without any prior surgery. While a diaphram problem often causes neck pain, in general you wouldn't expect all of these to be connected. ...Read more

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My father is 65, never smoked, no asbestos. Has a mass in the lungs, severe joint pain and stiffness, history of gout. What is most likely diagnosis?

My father is 65, never smoked, no asbestos.  Has a mass in the lungs, severe joint pain and stiffness, history of gout.  What is most likely diagnosis?

My best to: Your father, first. It is not easy to tell with the limited information. If the mass is capable of being biopsied either via bronchoscopy or percutaneously that would provide accurate diagnosis. While malignancy is certainly the fear that looms large it is not certain without a tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is headache an back stiffness an balance trouble sweating be a sign or lung cancer mets. ?

Is headache an back stiffness an balance trouble  sweating be a sign or lung cancer mets. ?

Possibly: Lung cancer metastasis can appear months to years after the resection of the primary tumor. Headache and back stiffness are more common for other reasons but can be caused by mets to the spine or CNS. Night sweats can occur with some cancers. Balance problems can be due to muscular weakness, anemia, sensory deficits or neurological issues. This should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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What is a stiff lung?

What is a stiff lung?

Inflation problem: This usually means there is a problem with the lungs expanding properly. There is some sort of restriction to keep the lungs from inflating. ...Read more

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Coughing always with thick mucous and the lungs stiff?

Coughing  always with thick mucous and the lungs stiff?

Lots of possibilitie: Asthma comes to mind, but many other possibilities. A doc needs to listen to your heart and lungs and consider chest x-ray and lung function tests. ...Read more

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Is it possible for non smoking and from a smoking free family 17 yr/o to get lung cancer? Stiff back, sometimes breathing problems.

Is it possible for non smoking and from a smoking free family 17 yr/o to get lung cancer?  Stiff back, sometimes breathing problems.

No, it is not that s: Second hand smoke can cause lung cancer but it is uncommon and takes more than 20 years of heavy(daily ) exposure. You are fine.... just quit worrying about this issue. get outdoors and get daily exercise....you will then feel wonderful! ...Read more

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I cleaned a bathroom with bleach and my lungs feel a bit stiff. Will this go away with water and rest?

I cleaned a bathroom with bleach and my lungs feel a bit stiff. Will this go away with water and  rest?

See below: Chlorine in bleach may have irritated lungs. If have difficulty breathing/wheezing/coughing, see fp or pulmonologist to make sure u didn't cause permanent damage. Always ventilate area well (exhaust fan/open window) when using bleach. ...Read more