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Can an exercise bike cause upper back pain?

Can an exercise bike cause upper back pain?

Yes: Yes. Straining during bicycling riding can cause upper and lower back pain. Usually caused by muscle straining.

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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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


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I was diagnosed with an 11 degree S curve in my spine a few yrs ago. I have exercised a lot since then. I've noticed severe mid upper back pain lately.

I was diagnosed with an 11 degree S curve in my spine a few yrs ago. I have exercised a lot since then. I've noticed severe mid upper back pain lately.

Follow up: If you were diagnosed with scoliosis several years ago and are now having worsening pain, youight want to consider a follow up appointment for an exam and repeat X-rays just to make sure your curve had not significantly progressed.

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Why does my exercise programme cause upper back pain?

Why does my exercise programme cause upper back pain?

May be stress: Your upper back more or you have weakness of the upper back muscles.

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What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

Spine nerve irritate: Many physical therapy sites will show you the best stretches for your muscles. You may have back nerve root irritation with significant muscle spasms, esp deep spasms which cannot be really stretched with exercise. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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What can I do to prevent GI related chest and upper back pain when doing light aerobic exercise. All is well with the heart?

What can I do to prevent GI related chest and upper back pain when doing light aerobic exercise. All is well with the heart?

Reflux?: If it is reflux, visit GI doctor and consider avoiding things causing increased reflux! "chocolate? " no way!

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27f don't smoke, exercise regularly...I've been having upper back pain along with pain in both of my forearms. Also a heart burn feeling after eating.

Chest pain: Sounds like you have back strain and esophageal reflux or peptic disease, try antacid for the heartburn or over the counter ranitidine. A massage may help the back pain but if you actually have an ulcer, it could manifest as back pain. Don't hesitate to go to your doc for an exam, it will help.

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I have upper back pain after dropping barbell during barbell squats? What are some ways to relieve the pain?

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.

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How can I treat my upper back pain after strain from weightlifting?

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.

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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.

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Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy? Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.

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.

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What can I do to take care of upper back pain?

Multiple: There are multiple potential sources including musculoskeletal or referred pain. It is best to see a medical doctor.

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Really bad upper back pain. What can I do to help?

Really bad upper back pain. What can I do to help?

Pain: Try taking some antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen unless you have a history of ulcers or kidney disease. Rest it a bit. If the pain doesn't subside enough to get up and walk, you should see a physician. Most episodes of back pain clear up in a few days to a few weeks. Most are caused by muscle strain.

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Left upper back pain. What can I take that would help?

Spine nerve irritate: Over the counter anti inflammatory medications may help following the instructions carefully. You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms t.

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Can someone at ashram in asia help me with my upper back pain?

Can someone at ashram in asia help me with my upper back pain?

Maybe: I don't think you need to go all the way to asia to get benefit. The main approach is combination of meditation, diet, sleep hygiene and some exercise. I am sure you can find a pain management center which would do similar kind of rehab in the states.

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Why might it be that my middle/upper back pain only goes away when I stand?

Why might it be that my middle/upper back pain only goes away when I stand?

Weak ligaments: The ligaments are weak in your back and when you sit or lie down the weak area is flexed and gets painful. When standing the tissues regain the correct alignment and the pain eases. Prolotherapy restores the strength to the ligaments and fixes the problem. Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org and info and a doctor.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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Back Pain (Definition)

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