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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Upper back pain when I take break from bikram?

Hard to say: This is hard to say without more information. Do you only have the pain in classes or does it last in between classes. Do certain poses cause pain and others do not? Are you maintaining proper alignment during your poses? Is anyone checking your alignment? Are you doing more than your body can handle at the moment? Lost of questions to be answered and then perhaps the cause can be determined. ...Read more

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How do doctors evaluate severe upper back pain?

How do doctors evaluate severe upper back pain?

Disc versus muscle: Severe upper back pain usually refers to the thoracic or lower cervical region. If pain is in the center of the spine, xray can diagnose a compression fracture, MRI -herniated disc. Pain may be due to severe muscle strain (myofascial pain.). ...Read more

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Severe upper back pain between shoulder blades. What could be wrong?

Get checked: Lots of things could be going on but when between the shoulder blades I consider cervical problems like a herniated disc. ...Read more

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Excruciating upper back pain from just sitting or laying in bed. What's this sound like?

Nerve root irritatio: You may have neck nerve root irritation. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor
and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Upper back pain undef left shoulder?

Thoracic pain: This is unfortunately a very nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my upper back pain?

How to get rid of my upper back pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could upper back pain (burning) be?

What could upper back pain (burning) be?

Severl possibilities: You are very young for spinal causes of back pain and when doctors hear the word burning they also thing about nerve pain, sciatica and infection for starters. Thus, it would be fantastic for you to see your PCP or even Ob/Gyn or possibly Spine Specialist for an initial evaluation to ensure you are not pregnant or with infection and then to obtain a more complete history and do an exam. Update us. ...Read more

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How do I avoid upper back pain when I run?

Depends: It varies somewhat. You would certainly want to make sure you warm up well before starting, that you stretch, and that you have good cushion in your shoes. Sometimes running on a softer surface such as a track or treadmill may be needed. If this does not help, you may want to be checked to determine the cause of your pain. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is upper back pain normal with acid reflux?

Is upper back pain normal with acid reflux?

No: Reflux usually causes epigastric pain or pain in the solar plexus area of the chest/stomach. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause extreme upper back pain.

Can shingles cause extreme upper back pain.

Nerve Pain BAD Yes: Yes, shingles can affect just about any piece of skin on your body. Our fancy word for these areas = "dermatome". Suffice it to say that these are highways the virus decides to travel down...Usually one sided.....And exquisitely painful. ...Read more

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Mid chest and upper back pain when stretch?

Probable Rib Problem: This description is most often seen in my practice when a patient has a rib that has gotten locked-down in front. Usually, ribs rise with inhalation or with stretching. If something causes them to stop moving upward, pain in both front and back usually occur. Osteopathic hands-on exam can often find the culprit which can then be relieved with manipulation of the rib (or, sometimes vertebra). ...Read more

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What are the treatments for upper back pain?

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

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What are ways to get rid of upper back pain?

Activity: The best way to get rid of upper back pain if it is due to a musculoskeletal cause would be to stay active and participate in stretching and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Would cercical steonis cause upper back pain?

YES: Typically caused by the tug of war your paraspinal muscles and other soft tissues trying to maintain the spacing between your vertebrae. ...Read more

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How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

Neck and back pain: The back pain can be caused by many issues such as muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
If you pain is severe, you should seek medical care as soon as possible for appropriate evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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What can cause upper back pain when I breathe?

A few things: Serious problems such as pleurisy are possible. In my practice, most such pain is due to a malfunctioning rib. Ribs should 'go up' in front and 'down' in back with inhalation and do the opposite during exhalation. When one or more ribs 'get stuck, ' pain-from ache to severe sharp in front &/or back can occur. A good history & osteopathic hands-on exam could determine cause. Manipulation may fix it. ...Read more

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Plz help me, upper back pain and shoulder pain?

Not simple: Assuming no direct trauma to the bones or chest wall, can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even an odd chest tumor. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and chest pain can be signs of?

Upper back pain and chest pain can be signs of?

Anything: That could be a sign of heart disease, aortic disease, vertebral column arthritis. Degenerative disk disease, pancreatic disease, peptic ulcer disease, biliary tract disease. And many more possibilities. See if you can obtain some further details. ...Read more

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Can upper back pain result from esophageal pain?

Can upper back pain result from esophageal pain?

Yes: It could be a sign of severe irritation of thecesophagus or even a hole in the esophagus
You should seek immediate attention ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more