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Upper Back Pain After Drinking Alcohol
Have had severe upper back pain for months. Worsens while lying on back or after consuming alcohol. Thoughts?
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Could pancreatitis cause chest pain as well as back pain? My previous question said I had upper back pain worsening with alcohol use.
22yr old girl with a constant sharp upper right pain followed by upper back pain, no loss of appetite, no health problems, no drugs or alcohol?
Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more
Back pain and EtOH: Not any real association that i can think of. Only rare association is with certain lymphomas. That would be a stretch, and i don't think you need to worry. Otherwise, your "back" pain may actually be related to inflammation internally—abdominal contents/organs that may be the true source of symptoms. I think this is more likely. ...Read more
Have upper back pain after eating but I don't have my gallbladder was taken out 5 years ago what would be wrong ty
Depends: It depends in part on the length and severity of the pain as well as the underlying cause. Many simple cases are treated with rest and medications, more involved cases are often treatd with physical therapy or chiropractic. Imaging the spine to aid in the diagnosis is oftened used for potentially more aggressive options. Thank you. ...Read more
I have upper back pain after dropping barbell during barbell squats? What are some ways to relieve the pain?
No..but: It sound as if you are describing musle spam. This may be resulting from a lower back muscle strain. I would recommend that you perform stretching exercise along with strengthening exercises. Would recommend that you participate in a yoga class or pilates. If pain persist see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more
Why I most of time have a chest and upper back pain after shower, it may last for hours or sometimes days?
Not sure but: you need to get checked by a healthcare provider. Sometimes cold water showers can cause some muscle stiffness and constriction of blood vessels, which will exacerbate an autoimmune condition. Sometimes hot water showers can cause a heat-induced cramp. But it is unusual and should be examined by a healthcare professional. ...Read more
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I have mid upper back pain after i wake. I have had MRI and chest xray. If i had cancer would it of caught it?
Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy? Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.
Invasive procedures,: such as EGD and colonoscopy, often cause discomfort afterwards, especially if biopsies are taken. Taking biopsies requires cutting out a tiny piece of the lining of your stomach and/or colon, it is normal for this to be painful. If it is painful to swallow, try drinking liquids and/or soft foods in order to allow your body to recover. ...Read more
Military posture: Hello. The stiff, knees locked, erect, shoulders pulled back posture may be an irritant to the thoracic spine when standing like this for extensive prolonged periods of time. Can't be avoided though. Soldiers won't ever be allowed to stand in a more "neutral" positions. ...Read more
Varies: Commonly, upper back/shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Upper back pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Ribcage pain can be from rib joints. See orthopedics. ...Read more
Pain to touch?: This is usually the sign of a bruise, spasm, or tendinitis. Pain to the touch is not likely nerve related. If the pain is between the spine and your shoulder blade, i would consider levator syndrome (muscle irritation) likely due to posture especially computer work. Rest, ice, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches (capsacian patches) are good. Change your posture, monitor at eye level. ...Read more
Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)
Discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. Although upper back pain is not as common as lower back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...Read more