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Upper Back Feels Heavy
What may cause the chronic upper left back pain that feels heavy with sharp needle like pain in the left chest/breast when stretching?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Upper back pain (1st time)on one side these past days, but only when lying down, it feels like there's a huge weight on it when I try to get up...?
Sounds muscular: As it is only of short duration and only occuring with certain positions or movement, it sounds muscular and should resolve with some time. You can try some over the counter medication and heat to the area like a heating pad. If it persists or worsens or if you develop any other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Chest heaviness and pain in my spine and upper back. What could this be? Can your back cause chest heaviness?
Could be ......: The organs on either side of diaphragm can give sensation of chest heaviness that radiates into back. Gallbladder, fatty liver, gastric distention, ulcers, pneumonia, pleural fluid, and more. Get evaluated with your regular doc, take a friend with you, ask for an Ultrasound of abdomen and CXR. Go sooner if fever or vomiting, be well. ...Read more
I have cont. Discomfort on left hip upper back.? Feels like trapped air. Had an x-ray. Nothing seen. Injured that hip lifting heavy thing 10yrs back.
I get this ache in my right leg upper back leg and I feel the need to have a lot of weight on it so my kid sits on it and it hurts but feels good. Why?
Why does my chest hurt on the right side when I breathe heavily and feel the pain on my upper back at the same time?I'm 38y female and do sports.
Every time I breathe my left upper back hurts with sharp pains. Also, if I do not breathe it don't hurt if i move and lung feels heavy watery. Help?
Pleurisy: It is likely to be pleurisy which is related to the membrane covering the lung. See a doctor. ...Read more
Hi I have a swallowing and stomach problem and I lost weight now when I eat I feel like im still hungry weird feeling in upper back im very worried?
See PCP: If you have been losing weight without trying and have difficulty swallowing, especially if you have a smoking history, it is important to see your primary care provider. Although cancer is usually associated with being full early, this would be the chief concern, vs. Gastro-esophageal reflux (ger), or heartburn. ...Read more
Why do I have sharp pains in the middle of my upper back before bowel? Usually feel better after emptying bowel. Left breast / chest also feels heavy
Worth checking out: If it's always been this way, you may just be "wired funny". If it's new or worsening, see your provider. If you have constipation or slow bowels, stool and gas can gather in the splenic flexure, where the colon makes a sharp right turn under the left diaphragm before dropping down the left of your abdomen toward your rectum & that can radiate up into your chest. But see what your doc says. ...Read more
38 female. For 5 days my symptoms are: chest heaviness. Feels like fever inside my chest. Center&left side. Center of upper back. Shoulder/neck & ears?
Never enough info: Because your complex symptoms may well be due to serious underlying disease, you need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more
Can COPD cause burning, tingling sensations in the upper back lung area? It feels like my upper back and chest is tight and heavy feeling.
Not usually: COPD usually causes shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing. The sort of symptoms you are describing may be something more significant. I would get checked out by your doctor. He or she can listen to your lungs and maybe get blood tests or a chest xray. ...Read more
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
My heart is pounding so hard it is making my upper back hurt. Is this normal? My chest feels heavy and it makes me slightly short of breath. This has been going on for nearly 2 months off and on. Is it possibly just stress related?
It sounds like you may have a dysrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) that is occurring intermittently. There are several types of dysrhythmia that can cause the symptoms you describe, but paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, or psvt (see link below), is a fairly common dysrhythmia that can cause your heart rate to increase far beyond normal. Whenever your heart beats faster, it requires more oxygen to compensate for the increased workload. If your coronary arteries cannot supply enough blood to meet this demand, chest or back pain (angina) can result. If this situation persists, you could have a heart attack. Stress, caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications can increase the irritability of your heart and make a dysrhythmia worse, but in most cases the "trigger" for the abnormal rhythm is already present somewhere in the tissues of your heart. Other conditions, such as anemia, could contribute to your symptoms, as well.
In healthy, young adults, psvt is typically well-tolerated, but any time a dysrhythmia causes angina, chest pressure, shortness of breath, or fainting, urgent medical evaluation is warranted.
All things considered, I think your body is sending you a message. Whatever is going on here, your heart doesn't seem to be tolerating it. Call your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation.
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Last couple years I have had upper back pain on rt. Chest feels heavy under right breast as well. Mam ok. Spine MRI us ok. Gallbladder is 9%. Cause?
Gallbladder Problem?: I am assuming your gallbladder ejection fraction is 9%. If this is the case, then your gallbladder is not functioning like it should. This may be the cause of your problems. You should see a general surgeon for a full evaluation to determine if you would benefit from gallbladder removal. Good luck! ...Read more
Left arm feels numbish and heavy. Upper back pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, chest xray a month ago. Went for run today and was fine. Heart issue? 21yr
See doctor: If you're left arm is feeling numb and heavy right now, it's prudent to be evaluated now. If it always feel heavy then waiting is okay. Left arm heaviness, jaw tightness, chest pain, is cardiac until proven otherwise. Although, both left arm heaviness and numbness, upper back pain may be caused by sleeping in awkward position or even reflux but its better safe than sorry ...Read more
Went to ENT 4 days ago diagnosed with flu, post nasal drip, phlegm. Now feel like sumthin stuck in throat, upper back has heavy/dull pain, breathing heavy.
Had tightness/heaviness in upper back near the neck area. Seems to be better with positional changes. Recently spend alot of time in front of computer.
Yes: This complaint is very common after heavy computer use. For now, use Ben Gay on the neck and shoulders twice a day for 3 days. To prevent, get a kitchen timer and set it to ring every 10 minutes when you are at the computer, At that time, do neck rotation exercises for 30 seconds. Make your keyboard height is proper for you and the screen height is proper for your eyes. ...Read more
I get severe pain in my mid to upper back when I do heavy standing lifts like squats, deadlift, and even curls. Could I have a slipped disk?
Sounds like musculoskeletal strain
doubt 'slipped disc' which is rarer in mid/upper back because of rib cage stabilization and you don't have radiating (radicular) pain in your legs or arms. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes a disc herniation will present as a deep achy pain or sharp pain along the scapula or shoulder blade on the same side as the arm affected which can feel heavy without any neck symptoms. This could also be a heart problem especially if it is affecting the left side. Rarely, a tumor in the top part of the lung on that side can present like this-a pancoast tumor. You should be evaluated. ...Read more
Upper back pain present for almost a year now. Pain started after dieting and losing weight. It is not present with rest. It hurts w/ activity /sitting?
May not be related:
Congratulations on your weight loss. But, do not blame a purposeful weight loss with back pain.
In general, weight loss is good for the spine. But, in the effort to increase metabolism, sometimes we over do it, or, by age 40, having back pain is common. For most people, rest does relieve back pain. Pain with sitting usually indicates a disk issue, which is unfortunately very common. ...Read more
Chronic both shoulders pain from gym injury (very heavy military press & external cable). X-ray shows mild tendonitis. Doesn't explain spasms tingling in upper back. Torn rc? Calcific tend? Decent rom
See orthopedist: Apparrently u sustained a signifigant injury to both shoulders in the wt. Room. Have you already had a mri?(x-rays show bony anatomy primarily). You need a good examination by an experienced ors who sees plenty of shoulder injuries/ pain. The differential dx. In your case is :ac jt injury, rc tendinitis/ sm tear, labral injury, slap tears, instability, referred pain, etc. Etc. Exam/mri=dx. Gl! ...Read more
Is there a serious condition? Lately when I have upper back pain, I get nausea, chills and sweat heavily?
I keep getting a sharp pain in my upper back when I breathe in heavily any idea on what it may be? My fitness is ok and I don't smoke or drink.
Muscular or ribs.: During breathing, the main things moving are the muscles of respiration and the rib cage. There are many muscles used in respiration, with the main ones being the intercostal muscles (located between the ribs). The muscles can be strained like any other muscle. The rib heads form joints with the spine in the back and irritation of these joints can cause pain with (especially deep) breathing. ...Read more
Ever since I carried a heavy bookbag & swollen my left side upper back & been playing video games for hours with no sleep. My heart has been beating fast constantly & tingling in behind my head & can't sleep unless I take hot showers.?
Reset!: Your body needs you to hit the reset button! Abstain from all video games and junk food. Walk or exercise at least 30-60 minutes a day for the next week. Go online and print out a menu for the Mediterranean Diet and follow that strictly for 1-2 weeks. If your symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read more
Can upper back problems cause refered pain to shoulders, ribs and arms with pins and needles and slight heaviness in chest?
EKG last week was fine, but I have a strange heavy feeling in my middle upper back and chest. I'm 21 and active. Could this be a heart issue? Lungs?
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