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Does cervical stenosis usually get worse with time? And can it cause upper back ache and left arm to hurt some?

Does cervical stenosis usually get worse with time? And can it cause upper back ache and left arm to hurt some?

Sometimes: Spinal stenosis is usually an age related condition with specific relationship to degenerative changes in the spine which are ongoing with increasing age. Most are treated non operatively if symptoms present which can include pain in the region as well as pain in a limb. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Random neck pains and aching in fingers on left hand. Upper back ache. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray a month ago. 21, active. Heart issue?

Random neck pains and aching in fingers on left hand. Upper back ache. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray a month ago. 21, active. Heart issue?

Not heart: At your young age, it is not likely your heart. It is most likely muscle spams pressing on the nerves in your neck causing the neck pains and aching in the fingers of your hand. Same for the back ache. This is often due to stress or poor water/mineral intake. Make an appointment with your regular doctor for an assessment and treatment options. ...Read more

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Upper back ache which woke me up at around 4am. Xray MRI normal what is thecause&tt for that?

Upper back ache which woke me up at around 4am. Xray MRI normal what is thecause&tt for that?

May be other issues : Rather than a back problem like acid reflux (gerd) , ulcer, gastritis, gallbladder etc. Back problems are typicalky worse with activity and better lying down. This may be referred pain from another source. See your physician for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Upper back ache and breathlessness during menstruation?

Upper back ache and breathlessness during menstruation?

Stress: Muscle spasm, myofascial pain syndrome, but otherwise i also can't see how they are related. Try taking something cold from freezer, like a bag of vegetables, and place on upper back. An anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen would help but will also make you bleed longer. ...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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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

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Headache an low back ache an off balance , an vision floaters, an leg ache too tension in upper back neck area, is it migraines?

Headache an low back ache an off balance , an vision floaters, an leg ache too    tension in upper back neck area, is it migraines?

Not likely, but: Whether it is migraine or chronic headache you still want as much relief as possible. Here's a good article to evaluate the possibility of it being migraine. http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20537878,00.html Read it and decide how to proceed. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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