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I have gerd, when I have a lot of gas I get upper back pain, goes away after burping, happens when I eat big meals usually?

I have gerd, when I have a lot of gas I get upper back pain, goes away after burping, happens when I eat big meals usually?

Simethicone: Simethicone dissolves the gas and that will help you. Obviously, eat smaller meals. Check and make sure you are not gulping down air when nervous or talking too fast (aerophagy). Consider taking a proton pump inhibitor to fix your gerd. May want to discuss your options with a GI specialist, may want to check for barrett's esophagus at some point also. ...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'm having a lot of upper back pain in between my shoulder blades and a lot of burping, sometimes the pain worsens after burping.?

I'm having a lot of upper back pain in between my shoulder blades and a lot of burping, sometimes the pain worsens after burping.?

Two possibilities: Occur to me
REFLUX ESOPHAGITIS
GALLBLADDER DISEEASE

The work up can start with your PCP Primary Care Provider!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've got upper back pain, between my blades, that spreads to whole back, the pain in the middle of the chest with constant burping. What could it be?

I've got upper back pain, between my blades, that spreads to whole back, the pain in the middle of the chest with constant burping. What could it be?

Be seen: There are multiple causes, you should be seen. Possibilities could include reflux, an ulcer, a thoracic dis herniation, an aneurysm, or even a cardiac or pulmonary cause. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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For about the last week I have had upper back pain that hurts in different places in my back and excessive burping with no acid just air & chest pain?

For about the last week I have had upper back pain that hurts in different places in my back and excessive burping with no acid just air & chest pain?

Probably GI: Still you need to rule out heart problems as women frequently have atypical chest pain masquerading as heart problems or circulatory issues. Best to start with your primary doctor and start getting the answers and some reassurance. Expect getting an ekg, blood work and possible x-rays. ...Read more

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Hi ever since I had the norovirus 3 months ago I've had a heavy feeling on my chest, excessive belching and bloating noticed some upper back pain?

Hi ever since I had the norovirus 3 months ago I've had a heavy feeling on my chest, excessive belching and bloating noticed some upper back pain?

Probiotics: Need to replenish good bacteria of the gut by
plenty of yogurt
kefir-yogurt drink full of probiotics-4-6 oz daily
lactobacillus can be bought in the pill form.
Dr. Ohira's is the best brand
liq aloe to relieve indigestion. ...Read more

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I have pain between my chest & stomach burp a lot tightness in chest upper back pain nausea fast heartbeat contraption headache what does that mean?

Combination: Much of what you describe could be caused by air swallowing and anxiety. Having said that, it is not possible to have confidence in that without seeing and evaluating a patient. Seeing your dr. Is needed if these symptoms are repetitive. ...Read more

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Ok have bad upper back pain?

Ok have bad upper back pain?

PT: Was probably just muscle pain. I would recommend you get into a formal course of physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. This should do the trick. ...Read more

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How do I soothe upper back pain?

How do I soothe upper back pain?

Cause: Without knowing the cause it is difficult to treat. Use over the counter medications before you reach physician. Do not delay, consider er, if it is acute pain. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain usually?

Posture!: Most of the people that come to me with this type of pain (pain not from an injury) are doing something repeatedly or for long periods of time where they hold their arms out in front of them. (reading, computing, etc.) they have pain in the rhomboidal muscles, or trapezius. They respond to nsaias and stretching exercises usually, with physical therapy for some. Correcting the posture can help. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my upper back pain?

What could be the cause of my upper back pain?

Many Possibilities: Given that this has been going on for so long, 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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Upper back pain on both sides. What could it be?

Upper back pain on both sides. What could it be?

Upper back pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US leading to nerve problem. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. It is a conservative non-surgical treatment. ...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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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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Upper back pain when breathing in?

Upper back pain when breathing in?

Costochondritis: There are some patients who haven't back pain with breathing. This may be a sign of inflammation involving the soft tissue surrounding the ribs which is cartilage. This may be consistent with a diagnosis of costochondritis. I recommend seeing your primary care physician. If you need a rheumatology consult, I'll be happy to assist. ...Read more

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Upper back pain before your period?

Upper back pain before your period?

Unrelated: Pain associated with menstruation is essentially always in the low back, therefore your upper back pain is most likely not related to your period. ...Read more

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Can gallstones cause upper back pain?

Can gallstones cause upper back pain?

YES: Definitely. One of the clues for diagnosis of gallbladder disease is back or scapula pain. ...Read more

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Well a urine infection give you upper back pain?

If pyelonephritis: If the urine infection spreads to involve the kidneys, it can cause flank/ upper back pain. The treatment is a long course (10- 14 days) of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Upper back pain in shoulder blade area. What is it?

Upper back pain in shoulder blade area. What is it?

Trigger points: Pain around the shoulder blades (scapula) is commonly caused by trigger points, also known as myofascial pain. These painful areas may respond to I've or heat, massage, acupressure, rest or physical therapy. Occasionally injections or acupuncture may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can upper back pain lead to left arm feeling heavy?

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

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What causes upper back pain with choking sensation?

See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What should I do about upper back pain and neck pain?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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What should I do about upper back pain and neck pain?

Neck and back pain: The neck and back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include exercise, massage, therapy, medication, injection, surgery. ..
If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Shoulder impingement led to upper back pain. What to do?

This is not an: Uncommon compaint as the shoulder pain can refer into this area or you may even have an undiagnosed spine problem as well as these two conditions frequently present together. Sometimes, a sceondary muscular spine issue can develop as a result of altered use of te arm due to the impingement. Treatment depends on the exact cause so you should see your doctor concerning this if it does not resolve. ...Read more

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Upper back pain in shoulder blade area. Best way to fix this?

Nerve root irritatio: If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. 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. ...Read more

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Why am I having upper back pain left side under shoulder blade?

Very common: Very common to have pain in that area, especially during the computer age. Always ask for a chest x-ray just to be safe, but muscles and daily living are probably the issue. ...Read more

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Bronchoscopy ordered for upper back pain, breathlessness why me?

Bronchoscopy ordered for upper back pain, breathlessness why me?

Smoker?: You can have referred pain into the back from a lung or bronchial problem. ...Read more

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Upper back pain while and after eating. What could be the cause?

Upper back pain while and after eating. What could be the cause?

Hiatal hernia.: It is possble that you have esophagitis, hiatal hernia and poor digestion. Unlikely could be esophageal pocket or diverticulum. ...Read more

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I've had chronic upper back pain for 3 weeks now With arm pain?

See doctor: This has been going on for a while. Since seems to be no better time to see the doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...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