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Doctor insights on: Tight Back Muscles Breathing

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Can tight back muscles cause trouble breathing or could it be anxiety? Curious because all my tests so far from specialist came back normal

Can tight back muscles cause trouble breathing or could it be anxiety? Curious because all my tests so far from specialist came back normal

Tight muscles in: Chest can impact breathing. This can go hand in hand with tension and tightness in back muscles. However, medical causes need to be ruled out first. Panic attacks can significantly impact breathing. Anxiety can prevent variably. Looks like you have anxiety but don't see any treatments or meds listed for it. Consider getting help for your anxiety if not already doing so. Take care. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can muscles or nerves n ur back make chest feel tight and restrict a persons function. I got anxiety also. Lifting, riding n car irritate my breathing?

Yes: Anxiety ca lead to all of your symptoms. A psychiatrist or psychologist can properly diagnose your condition and provide effective treatment. It is also a good idea to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Pain going around back, sides, chest when breathing deep, tightness with normal breathing. I don't know if it is muscle or lungs or something else?

Pain going around back, sides, chest when breathing deep, tightness with normal breathing. I don't know if it is muscle or lungs or something else?

Pain on breathing: Follow up today, as soon as possible in ER. Could be asthma or pneumonia, gallbladder or pleuradynia but could also be clot in llung. Breathing is critical so go to an ER now. ...Read more

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What's the best way to stretch my tight back muscles?

What's the best way to stretch my tight back muscles?

Bending: Stretching exercises that bend, extend and twist at the waist are good starters. Don't bounce when you stretch though. Stretch as far as you can, then hold that position for a count of thirty seconds, then try stretching farther two more times in the same directions. Don't just stretch in one direction, but try to stretch you back in all directions. You can find some good stretches on the net. ...Read more

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I have a tight digastric muscle that makes breathing a tad difficult. Any suggestions on how to relax it? Thanks!

I have a tight digastric muscle that makes breathing a tad difficult. Any suggestions on how to relax it? Thanks!

Breathing difficulty: Breathing difficulty is a serious issue. Is this new or long term (years). If new go to ER, if long term follow up with pulmonary or ENT this week, insure it is not thyroid, asthma, pulmonary HTN, sleep apnea, nasal, sinus, TMJ, tracheal issue or anxiety. Follow with doctor. ...Read more

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What behavioral or anatomic factors contribute to varicoceles? I'm particularly curious about tight pelvic muscles and breathing difficulties.

What behavioral or anatomic factors contribute to varicoceles? I'm particularly curious about tight pelvic muscles and breathing difficulties.

Here are some...: Varicocele is specifically designated to denote the presence of venous dilation resulting from inborn defect of spermatic venous valves, which occurs in some 15% of adult men with 90% in left side and some 10% involving both sides. So its occurrence would not be associated with physical activities, but which may increase its related symptoms just like that commonly occurring in lower legs. ...Read more

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If the satorius muscle in the front of both legs are so tight where it feels like it's on the inside of the thigh will it interfere with breathing?

If the satorius muscle in the front of both legs are so tight where it feels like it's on the inside of the thigh will it interfere with breathing?

No: Unless the pain was so great to cause you to hold your breath, the sartorial muscle is below the diaphragm and has no effect on breathing ...Read more

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I m getting tight chest pains and its causing me to have breathing difficulty and it hurts to take a deep breath. Could this be a pulled chest muscle?

I m getting tight chest pains and its causing me to have breathing difficulty and it hurts to take a deep breath. Could this be a pulled chest muscle?

Possibly: This could be simple or very complex. Due to the fact that you are only 18, it is more likely that this is not an emergency, however, it could be more than simply a pulled muscle and with this amount of limited information, I think it wise to go be checked out to play it safe as there are other things more serious to worry about here. Don't panic, just play it safe please. ...Read more

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8 weeks I am on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) and 1mg klonopin for gad. I have developed breathing difficulty & tightness of muscles. What may be causing it?

8 weeks I am on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) and 1mg klonopin for gad. I have developed breathing difficulty & tightness of muscles. What may be causing it?

More re: breathing: Neither zoloft (sertraline) nor Klonopin (clonazepam) usually cause breathing difficulties or muscle tightness at the doses you have indicated. When did this begin, and are you experiencing it intermittently or constantly? Does it happened at only one time of the day or is there anything you can do to make it worse or better? Please see http://www. Creativebalance. Com/hanovhearbre. Html. ...Read more

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Can pain, sore lefneck muscle have an effect on breathing. Have on/off slight breathing issue that seems related to tightness muscle neck/upper chest?

Can pain, sore lefneck muscle have an effect on breathing. Have on/off slight breathing issue that seems related to tightness muscle neck/upper chest?

Maybe: Muscle soreness that is increased with breathing can cause the patient to stop taking deep breaths and that leads to collapse of parts of their lungs. So it can happen. That being said, it has to be confirmed and checked by a doctor to make sure that there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have feelings like trouble breathing when coming off antipsychotics abilify (aripiprazole)? Or muscle stiffness, jaw tightness? Does it ever let up

Is it normal to have feelings like trouble breathing when coming off antipsychotics abilify (aripiprazole)? Or muscle stiffness, jaw tightness? Does it ever let up

Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and jaw stiffness. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Back is tight and hurts slightly especially when breathing in, what could it be?

Back is tight and hurts slightly especially when breathing in, what could it be?

Back hurts as breath: This most likely muscle strain. Other thinks to consider is early shingles, but would be rare at your age. If this is what you have you will break out in blisters in a few days over this area. Check with your health care team. ...Read more

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Can tight upper back muscles cause nerve irritation? Prickly painful sensations.

Can tight upper back muscles cause nerve irritation? Prickly painful sensations.

Sort of.: Tight muscles can certainly cause prickly sensations in the overlying skin. This is probably due to irritation of small nerves. It may also be due to medications or anxiety. In any case, gentle stretching may help. ...Read more

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When I walk I tend to bend backwards and I feel the muscles in my back so tight that it hurts me really bad. What could be the cause of that?

When I walk I tend to bend backwards and I feel the muscles in my back so tight that it hurts me really bad. What could be the cause of that?

Muscle strain?: This may be due to a muscle strain, poor posture, lack of exercise. I recommend bending forward and stretching 3-4times a day. Use moist heat or ice on the back as needed. If no improvement in a couple of weeks, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have severe muscle tightness & pain around my middle back & my spine. Very painful. Hard to move. Muscles in other parts feel different.?

I have severe muscle tightness & pain around my middle back & my spine. Very painful. Hard to move. Muscles in other parts feel different.?

Muscle strain: It sounds like you have back muscle strain from weak back & core muscles, & poor posture. Plan on starting exercises to build your back and core strength and flexibility, as well as your overall fitness. This might be all the help you need. ...Read more

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I feel like I constantly have tight muscles in my back... I am an ER rn... I stretch and take otc. What else can I do it hurts ps can't do narcs?

I feel like I constantly have tight muscles in my back... I am an ER rn... I stretch and take otc. What else can I do it hurts ps can't do narcs?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. They would be able to help decrease the tightness and pain through manual therapy and possibly evaluate the cause of your discomfort. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a pretty large size lump on my lower right back, I have tightness of my muscle on that side and pain sitting or standing. What should I do?

I have a pretty large size lump on my lower right back, I have tightness of my muscle on that side and pain sitting or standing. What should I do?

Be examined...: To diagnose the "lump" on your back you need to be examined by a physician. Make an appointment to see your doctor. If the lump is red, painful, or increasing in size consider being seen at an ER or urgent care over the weekend. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles in back causechest tightness?

Can tight muscles in back causechest tightness?

Back muscles: Yes, but make sure it is not of cardiac origin. ...Read more

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What can I do about tightness in the lower back muscles.?

What can I do about tightness in the lower back muscles.?

Stretch: Long term answer is low back strengthening through therapy and exercises, but if you are currently suffering you should start with rest. Take anti inflammatories, rest at least for 8 hours (sleep) and then perform stretching exercises to help take away your muscle spasms. If this does not help you you may need a short course of muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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Sharp pains and muscle tightness in middle back area, its been lasting a couple days now. F, 21 yrs., 118 lbs?

Tension: Much of backpain is tension and poor posture. The area is easily overused and inflammation is the common pathway of the problem. ...Read more

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My dr. Told me my back muscles are tight and that's what causes my upper back to hurt. What can I do to help loosen these muscles?

Tight back muscles: Stretching exercises e.g. Gentle yoga would probably be of benefit to you. Also check your posture standing and sitting. Also check how you work with computer etc. ...Read more

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What does a crackling sound that is emitted when rolling the shoulders indicate? Back muscles are extremely tight, lots of knots and pain

Time for care: Massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, or combination to reduce stress/spasm in muscles. The noises are usually hydraulic if from joints--fluid being forced from one spot to another quickly. Sometimes attributed to muscle / tendon / ligament bands if more generalized. Should be seen and evaluated for mgmt plan. ...Read more

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I have very tight knots on the tops of my shoulders with pain in my back and torso muscles. What can I do to relieve the pain of my shoulders?

I have very tight knots on the tops of my shoulders with pain in my back and torso muscles. What can I do to relieve the pain of my shoulders?

Exercise/stress man.: Sounds like musculoskeletal manifestations of stress. Some patients will develop a condition called myofascial pain dysfunction which is treated with some simple stretching and strengthening exercises but also learning to manage stress for which there is a ton of literature.
Red flags for immediate eval: unexpected weight loss, weakness or muscle atrophy, or loss of bowel or bladder control ...Read more

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Can one still have breathing difficulties in mild guillian barre syndrome, if the back muscles are involved? Will the pain in back ever go away?

You will improve: The breathing problems should be gone, but if back muscles still hurt, it will be tough to control respiration. Maybe useful to have your doctor check your lungs with a pulmonary function test, but also, might benefit from an updated emg. Typically, the pain does depart, and things improve, unless you have developed a chronic secondary immune polyneuritis, and the EMG will help distinguish. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more