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Feels like something is stuck in throat, shoulder and chest feels mildly heavy, upper back ache. No more coughing. What can this be?

Feels like something is stuck in throat, shoulder and chest feels mildly heavy, upper back ache. No more coughing. What can this be?

Please see a MD asap: Simply stated, this can be a variety of very treatable conditions. Your pcp or other experienced physician will be able to help diagnose the underlying etiology of symptoms - and thus, hopefully help treat you appropriately. However, it all starts by your making an appointment with us so that we can do a thorough history and physical exam! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Upper back pain and sore sholder blades at night while sleeping. How to i stop this?

Upper back pain and sore sholder blades at night while sleeping. How to i stop this?

Support: Oftentimes this is muscular during the day and at night gets agravated by positioning. A help can be a supportive mattress or pillow. ...Read more

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Iam 34 old woman i smoke, have ache in upper back pain in shoulder down to elbow and sometimes to hand do you think its lung cancer?

Iam 34 old woman i smoke, have ache in upper back pain in shoulder down to 
elbow and sometimes to hand do you think its lung cancer?

It's possible: You should be seen by a health care professional, get interviewed, examined, and possibly have a chest x-ray. Lung cancer is rare at your age, but can occur. You should stop smoking. Please get professional help if you are unable to do it on your own. ...Read more

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Back ache, between shoulder blades, not constant, bad sleep position and or workouts seem to bring it on. Its tolerable?

Back ache, between shoulder blades, not constant, bad sleep position and or workouts seem to bring it on. Its tolerable?

Muscular: Most back pain in this area is muscular. Your triggers also sound muscular. If working out is aggravating it, you may need to eval your technique. A trial of physical therapy may help to re-educate the muscles in this are and work on any imbalances. ...Read more

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Could having acupuncture for a frozen shoulder give me back ache?

Could having acupuncture for a frozen shoulder give me back ache?

Perhaps: For chronic medical problems there is often return of pain after a period of time - this usually decreases with number of treatment. If your shoulder was held in tightly and now has fuller range of motion - this will have an impact on back muscles which now have to adjust to the change of shoulder position. If that is the case it should be transient. That happened to me. ...Read more

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I've had ulcer for years now, and i've been having serious upper back ache, what do I do?

I've had ulcer for years now, and i've been having serious upper back ache, what do I do?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have a self-contained perforation with abscess formation, or that this is unrelated to the ulcer and due to back disease or something entirely different. Go and get examined and diagnosed professionally and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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