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Doctor insights on: Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain

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Can armpit pain be from shoulder/upper back strain?

Can armpit pain be from shoulder/upper back strain?

Yes, from both these: causes or from the spine due to s disk or a pinched nerve lesion. Contact your Orthopedist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can a back strain cause chest discomfort??

Can a back strain cause chest discomfort??

See below: If the strani involver the upper back, the nerves from that area affect the chest. Pain in the muscles of the upper back can radiate around the front of the chest. If the pain in your chest seems to be independent of the back problem, then you need to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I occassionally feel like I have a ball stuck that tightens my throat and comes with a strain on my right upper chest or sometimes right upper back.

I occassionally feel like I have a ball stuck that tightens my throat and comes with a strain on my right upper chest or sometimes right upper back.

Silent Reflex: Those are the symptoms of silent reflex: excessive throat clearing persistent cough hoarseness a "lump" in the throat that doesn't go away with repeated swallowing other symptoms include: a sensation of postnasal drip or excess throat mucus trouble swallowing trouble breathing sore throat if that what you have, call your doctor he will help you. ...Read more

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Neck/upper back pain when moving chin to chest(but possible. Is this always dangerous or no different than muscle strain mistaken for serious disease?

Neck/upper back pain when moving chin to chest(but possible. Is this always dangerous or no different than muscle strain mistaken for serious disease?

See below: Neck and upper back pain when you move your chin to your chest can be caused by tight muscles in your neck or from a degenerative disc in you neck. The good news is that this will usually improve on it's own. See your physician if symptoms last greater than 2 weeks ...Read more

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What type of back strain needs medical attention?

What type of back strain needs medical attention?

Back Strain: Low back pain is a fact of life. Just about everybody will suffer from it sooner or later. One of the main causes of back pain, whether acute or chronic, is low back strain. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/low-back-strain ...Read more

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How do I soothe lower back strain?

How do I soothe lower back strain?

Back Strain: Low back pain is a fact of life. Just about everybody will suffer from it sooner or later. One of the main causes of back pain, whether acute or chronic, is low back strain. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/low-back-strain ...Read more

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Can my matress be the reason behind my back strain?

Can my matress be the reason behind my back strain?

It could be a source: Especially. If you feel symptoms after getting out of bed ; otherwise feel better during the rest of your day. A matress eventually will need to be replaced dependent on the quality ; how religious you are about rotating it as well as how heavy you are. Most will function well on average of 7-10 years. How you sleep in terms of position and length of sleep may also play a role. ...Read more

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Does ice help with acute lumbosacral back strain?

Does ice help with acute lumbosacral back strain?

Yes: For acute strain/sprain injuries, ice should be used in the first 48 hours to help reduce swelling and decrease pain. In chronic injuries, it should be used following exercises, this will help reduce inflammation. There is no need to apply the ice for longer than 20 minutes. ...Read more

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I'm having headaches since I've gotten a strain in my left upper back quadrant,anything can do to help the pain in my back an the headaches?

I'm having headaches  since I've gotten a strain in my left  upper back quadrant,anything  can do to help the pain in my back an the headaches?

YES!: Lots of times headaches are from neck/upper back muscles. Try this: wear a clavicle brace or a long yoga strap in such a way as to pull your shoulders back and down. Here's a video, you can also search "yoga strap posture" for other advice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C7VwI177QI You can also use a heavy backpack, be sure there is not too much pressure on your armpits though. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had many tests down. Burning left upper back..no one knows what happening, going another test thoracic spinal stenosis. . What could it be?

I've had many tests down. Burning left upper back..no one knows what happening, going another test thoracic spinal stenosis. . What could it be?

Hard to say: Certainly hard to say without benefit of your records. A thoracic radiculopathy can cause upper back burning, as can a peri scapular problem such as a sub scapular bursitis, or something deeper inside such as a lung , stomach, or pancreas problem for the left side. A real detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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I'm 24yrs old already. Lately diagnosed of mild scoliosis. Dextroconvex 5degree & levoconvex 7degree. Will it worsen? I have back strain everyday.

I'm 24yrs old already. Lately diagnosed of mild scoliosis. Dextroconvex 5degree & levoconvex 7degree. Will it worsen? I have back strain everyday.

It will not worsen: Data suggest that curves less than 45 degrees do not get worse after skeletal maturity. The biggest curve is 7 degrees this is considered "postural assymetry"and not truly scoliosis ...Read more

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Please suggest some upper back strengthening excercises in order to relieve pain occuring intermittently; have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine.?

Consult PT first: A consultation with a physical therapist is the best way to learn exercises. After evaluation, the pt and you plan a program. Besides handouts, the pt will watch you perform exercises to be sure you do them correctly. "treat your own back" by robin mackenzie is a very good resource, however, go to a certified mackenzie physical therapist and clinic before starting to be safe. ...Read more

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