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Upper Back Pain Burping
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
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
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'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?
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
Can pancreatic issues cause excessive burping? Feeling cold sweats off and on with weakness. Slight upper back pain. Could this just be GERD?
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?
Upper abdomen pain with upper back pain (abdomen pain is short, back pain lasts longer) nausea (short, no vomiting) and heartburn/burping. Help?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Smoker?: You can have referred pain into the back from a lung or bronchial problem. ...Read more
See doctor: This has been going on for a while. Since seems to be no better time to see the doctor. ...Read more
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