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40yr old b/p 117/74 upper and mid back pain chest pain chest popping I've tried popping my back for 3 days it's popped a little is it heart attack?

40yr old b/p 117/74 upper and mid back pain chest pain chest popping  I've tried popping my back for 3 days it's popped a little is it heart attack?

Symptoms: What you describe does not sound cardiac related. Your doctor can do your history and physical to try and explain your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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Upper mid back pain getting worse for a month now?

Upper mid back pain getting worse for a month now?

Time to see doc: It could lots of things - most likely a muscle strain that's not getting better... But... Your doctor will do a detailed history and physical exam, listen to your lungs, heart, etc, to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Upper/mid back pain when bending my neck forward. What does this sound like?

Upper/mid back pain when bending my neck forward. What does this sound like?

Upper back pain: More likely muscular from trapezius and cervical para spinal muscles, esp if there are no arm symptoms such as tingling and numbness. Regular gentle stretching and aerobics would help. ...Read more

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Hello I am a 28 year old female with a history of smoking for 7 years I am having terrible upper mid back pain now for a month... Lung cancer?

Hello I am a 28 year old female with a history of smoking for 7 years I am having terrible upper mid back pain now for a month... Lung cancer?

Probably not: Do you have cough with sputum, weight loss? It is not too early nor too late to quit smoking. Heart disease is more likely to kill you than lung cancer. It is not practical to give you a diagnosis of the back pain without examination. ...Read more

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Have upper mid back pain and feel like a giant hand is squeezing me around rib cage sometimes gasp for breath saw chiro & massage ther lots w/no help?

Have upper mid back pain and feel like a giant hand is squeezing me around rib cage sometimes gasp for breath saw chiro & massage ther lots w/no help?

Stop seeing chiro: There are many things that could be causing your symptoms. If it is not a sore muscle then chiro (massage ) is unlikely to help. Heart pain, gallbladder pain, etc can give you similar symptoms and a chiro rubbing your back wont help u. See you md for a work up. If nothing serious is found you can go back to the chiro -- though if it hasnt hellped? ...Read more

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Have been having upper-mid back pain with right arm pain, xray showed mild scoliosis and mild spondylosis. I'm 29 f, what does this mean? Treatment?

Nerve irritation,MRI: Arm pain with scoliosis and upper back pain suggests a bulging disc in the lower cervical spine. If the arm pain is significant, an MRI scan will help resolve the problem. If the disc is bulging or degenerate, physical therapy and an exercise program along with anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or alleve should be first step. Spondylosis means degeneration of the discs in spine. ...Read more

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27 male worried about Pancreatic cancer, upper ab discomfort under left ribs, upper/mid back pain, indigestion. Should I be worried? What are chances?

27 male worried about Pancreatic cancer, upper ab discomfort under left ribs, upper/mid back pain, indigestion. Should I be worried? What are chances?

Wait to worry: Pancreatic Cancer typically affects people over the age of 50 years, so it is unlikely to be a cause of your symptoms at your age.. Your symptoms may be all due to Acid reflux causing indigestion. You should try taking antacids of one kind or another. You may use one of: Maalox, Zantac, Pepecid or prilosec and try it for one week. if the symptoms go away, then the likely cause is Acid reflux(GERD) ...Read more

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I'm 36+4 weeks pregnant and experiencing a mild headache accompanied by severe upper/mid back pain. And occasional upper abdomen pain (above ribs).

I'm 36+4 weeks pregnant and experiencing a mild headache accompanied by severe upper/mid back pain. And occasional upper abdomen pain (above ribs).

Pain: Hard to know for sure what this is without knowing your vitals and asking more questions. Probably best to call your OB/midwife. Even if the office is closed he/she probably has an answering service. Would be concerned if associated with worsening shortness of breath. This could be a variety of things, some serious and some easily addressed. Make the call today ...Read more

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My thoracic MRI shows protruding disc impinging and flattening the left ventral cord with diffuse spinal atrophy from T4 - t9. I have upper-mid back pain, cannot sit. What does MRI indicate?

Back Pain: This sounds like a herniated disc and/or degenerative disc disease which can cause severe back pain especially while sitting. This is more common in the lumbar spine but can be present anywhere in the spine. You should definitely have your MRI looked at by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more