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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

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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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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Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Could a cough lead to upper back pain?

Yes: Most likely secondary to muscle strain or if cough is due to pneumonia, then pleuritic chest or back pain depending on part of lung involved. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat upper back pain?

How do doctors treat upper back pain?

Various.: Medication, pt, massage, injections. It depends on the exact diagnosis that you have and how much it is affecting your daily activities. ...Read more

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Upper back pain on right side of spine?

Upper back pain on right side of spine?

Rhomboid strain: Tenderness is a hallmark nsaids, and a good massage heat will help muscle pain. ...Read more

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I have constant upper back pain and neck?

I have constant upper back pain and neck?

Neck and back pain: The neck and back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a stabbing upper back pain?

What can cause a stabbing upper back pain?

Several things: 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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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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Can sitting for too long cause upper back pain?

Yes: Poor sitting posture, an inadequate chair design and long periods of sittibg can affect your back. ...Read more

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How to prevent upper back pain when exercising?

How to prevent upper back pain when exercising?

Good body mechanics: You should always consult with your physician if you are experiencing pain with exercise for a long period of time. When possible, get good instruction from a certified personal trainer, physical therapist, or other trusted source about good form while exercising. ...Read more

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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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What can I use to help upper back pain when camping?

What can I use to help upper back pain when camping?

Nerve root irritatio: If you are already having pains and should not be lifting heavy camping equipment on your back and shoulders. You must lighten your load and sleep with a cervical pillow. 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 rehabilitatio. ...Read more

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Severe upper back pain and stiffness when lying down?

Severe upper back pain and stiffness when lying down?

Hard to say: I would try to see a physician in real life to determine your cause of pain. Good luck ...Read more

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My son has upper back pain when coughing and breaving

My son has upper back pain when coughing and breaving

Sounds like he's: Coughing hard & has pleuritic chest pain; irritation of the lining around the lungs. Is he up-to-date on his immunizations? There have been some whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks & older kids don't necessarily " whoop." he needs to see his pediatrician, who'll probably get a chesr xray & labs. Sadly, you shouldn't give him anything to suppress the cough unless his doctor gives the okay. ...Read more

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I have got upper back pain left side what's the problem?

I have got upper back pain left side what's the problem?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain. Use flexaril or skelaxin (metaxalone) with moist heat to the area. Pulmonary embolism ie blood clot to the lung is much less likely. ...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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My son is haveing severe upper back pain when coughing and breathing?

Seek help: This is not normal. I would recommend seeing an orthopaedic specialist for a formal work up. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between upper back pain and improper breathing?

Is there a connection between upper back pain and improper breathing?

Yes: Yes they can be serious or benign. If the rib muscles or more commonly a muscle like serratus anterior is weak, it can effect your breathing. But you need to rule out other causes from problems in your aorta to ball bladders. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to lessen upper back pain when camping?

What are some things I can do to lessen upper back pain when camping?

Alter the load: If you are backpacking, be sure to optimize how you load your pack. Adjust the straps and keep the heavy items in the bottom of the back. Squeezing your shoulder blades together for 15-20 seconds several times/day can help off-load the upper trapezius which is usually the muscle that causes upper back tension. See a physiatrist for further recommendations. ...Read more

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Chest heaviness and upper back pain for 24 hours. What could this be?

Chest heaviness and upper back pain for 24 hours. What could this be?

Call 911: The heaviness, pain or pressure in your chest is always a red flag and visit to the ER or Urgent Care is warranted. Do not drive, call 911. ...Read more

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Is it true you can get upper back pain if the back is exposed to air when sweat?

Unlikely: Never heard of that before. I cannot think of any reason that that might occur. If you are sweating, perhaps you are exercising and if you are overdoing it you could have pain but this is speculation on my part. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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