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Can recent EBV cause persistent headaches upper back pain, fatigue and dizziness months later? Early antigens are still high. Igg and ebna high.

Can recent EBV cause persistent headaches upper back pain, fatigue and dizziness months later? Early antigens are still high. Igg and ebna high.

Acute EBV: Acute EBV as a cause of mononucleosis could cause all of these symptoms.
the antibody studies are consistent with this. There is no specific for acute EBV infection. Symptomatic treatment is indicated. Of note, there is no documented entity of chronic mononucleosis. If symptoms persist another cause should be looked for. ...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 have had frequent urination with upper back pain and very bad fatigue. Is this something severe?

I have had frequent urination with upper back pain and very bad fatigue. Is this something severe?

Could be, see a Dr.: Symptoms could be from pyelonephritis or reflux of urine from bladder to kidney or combination of both. Certainly deserves wokup by a urologist or nephrologist. A simple urinalysis from your primary medical care provider would make a good start. ...Read more

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Chest pain, like tightness an upper back pain an disoriented, extreme fatigue. ..Whats the cause?

Chest pain, like tightness an upper back pain an disoriented, extreme fatigue. ..Whats the cause?

Consider heart: You are56. Any chest tightness should be considered heart until proven otherwise. Especially radiating to your back and associated with fatigue. See your doctor asap. Consider going to the emergency room if it recurs and does not go away within a few minutes. ...Read more

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Low grade fever, upper muscle back pain, fatigue?

Low grade fever, upper muscle back pain, fatigue?

Flu: Could just be the flu. Try some over the counter meds for pain and fever, and if not better in a few days see your doctor. ...Read more

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Stomach an back discomfort an upper back pain an sweats an fatigue, off balance. Dizziness ect. Daily what's wrong?

Stomach an back discomfort an upper back pain an sweats an fatigue, off balance. Dizziness ect. Daily what's wrong?

Could be anything.: Your symptoms can be due to a number of conditions that you already suffer from i.e stomach discomfort from the acid reflux COPD and non-small cell lung cancer plus the medications you are taking, the steroids, statins, etc. A follow up visit with your PCP is in order to see the status of all these conditions. ...Read more

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How do you confirm upper crossed syndrome? My main symptoms are upper back pain, gerd/digestion issues, fatigue, unable to deep breathe, and headache.

How do you confirm upper crossed syndrome? My main symptoms are upper back pain, gerd/digestion issues, fatigue, unable to deep breathe, and headache.

See specialist: Upper crossed syndrome involves the muscles of your upper torso. Gerd and indigestion are unrelated symptoms and should be evaluated by a gastroenteroligist. Your primary care physician can arrange a referral for evaluation of your musculoskeletal problem. ...Read more

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33 former smoker. Persistent upper left back pain, fatigue, shortness of breath with exertion, on nexium (esomeprazole). Chest xray and ECG clear. What to do next?

33 former smoker. Persistent upper left back pain, fatigue, shortness of breath with exertion, on nexium (esomeprazole). Chest xray and ECG clear. What to do next?

Agree with above: Although you're young, given your h/o smoking and the constellation of symptoms you describe a chest ct may be warranted. I agree that a stress test will help as well. If major cardiac and pulmonary causes are ruled out, sometimes severe pain can present with fatigue and sob. Thus, if more life pressing causes are excluded, a more thorough workup of your back pain may help answer your questions. ...Read more

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I've had fatigue and upper back pain. My fam has been sick. I had to take care of a baby and did not get much sleep. I don't get sick often. Help.?

I've had fatigue and upper back pain. My fam has been sick. I had to take care of a baby and did not get much sleep. I don't get sick often. Help.?

Sleep: You probably are just over fatigued yourself! All that stress and lack of sleep and taking care of a baby will definitely do all that to you. Have you taken anything for your back pain like acetaminophen or ibuprofen or naproxen? I would suggest 500mg naproxen twice a day and some heat to the upper back and do your best to catch up on your sleep. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What do I have? Lightheadedness, fatigue, hunger, nausea, neck pain, upper back pain

What do I have? Lightheadedness, fatigue, hunger, nausea, neck pain, upper back pain

Possibilities: There could be multiple number of things which could be causing your symptoms. We will need more information before we can help you out... ...Read more

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Gastritis symptoms, upper back pain where I have a hump at my neck, neck pain, headaches, fatigue, could this all be stress, seen many docs too?!

Gastritis symptoms, upper back pain where I have a hump at my neck, neck pain, headaches, fatigue, could this all be stress, seen many docs too?!

Stress: Yes: stress can play a role in digestive issues, muscular pain/spasm. Fatigue, anxiety, depression weight gain/loss etc. If your medical workup, including GI evaluation is otherwise normal, I suggest several sessions with a clinical psychotherapist to address stress issues. ...Read more

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Upper back pain, right beneath shoulder blades, diahreaha and fatigue. Trouble sleeping over 3 hours has been going on now for a month. Have had gallb?

Upper back pain, right beneath shoulder blades, diahreaha and fatigue. Trouble sleeping over 3 hours has been going on now for a month. Have had gallb?

Chronic Diarrhea: With diarrhea that has lasted this long, you need to be evaluated. There are several infectious and non-infectious causes. Get a referral to a gastroenterologist and have your stool tested for O&P, get a full history and exam done. Wash your hands and stay hydrated.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/chronic_diarrhea. Html ...Read more

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Lower and upper back pain, but mostly lower, very slight sore throat and fatigue. What could this be?

Lower and upper back pain, but mostly lower, very slight sore throat and fatigue. What could this be?

Coincidence?: An MRI will detect any local vertebral and ligament problems. There are some bacterial or viral diseases that come also with lower back pain and fatigue. They will show up the mark on CBC. It is important to treat the cause and not the symptom of the disease. If the disease is in the back the treatment is different than of the e.g. multiple myeloma (very bad disease). A physician is needed ...Read more

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I been having upper back pain, sore breast, tiredness, headaches, lightheaded, and some what of chest pain. I am worried, can it be from my heart?

Probably not: Low chance based on your description, but as a doctor my decision about whether or not to check your heart in the office would be based upon your risk factors for heart disease and your description of the pain itself. For example: Is it brought on by eating? Breathing in? Exerting yourself? How long does it last for when you have it? Is it always in the some place? What does it feel like? ...Read more

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What could cause chronic indigestion, upper left back pain, chronic fatigue, nausea, stabbing headaches?

What could cause chronic indigestion, upper left back pain, chronic fatigue, nausea, stabbing headaches?

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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?

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

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I can't sleep having sharp chest and upper back pain?

Chest, back pain: Please make an appointment to see a medical doctor to discuss your chest and upper back pain and insomnia. A good history and physical exam can help rule out anything serious such as cardiac disease and the doctor can advise as to pain treatment. Often young women suffer from breast cyst pain and muscle/skeletal strain syndromes. ...Read more

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I have upper-back pain when I run. How can this be fixed?

I have upper-back pain when I run. How can this be fixed?

Therapy: I would suggest seeing a spine specialist to rule out any more concerning causes and likely starting with a course of physical therapy. You might also want to try more cross training and limit the total amount that you run. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more