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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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Sudden upper back pain and hurts when I breathe in?

Sudden upper back pain and hurts when I breathe in?

Doctor can evaluate: Several possible reasons in a young adult, but one's doctor may want to check for a collapsed lung (pneumothorax, due to air leaking from inside the lung through it's lining, out into the space between the lung and the ribs). The site of the leak has some damage, which may heal itself. The leaked air stays inside the rib cage and takes up space, preventing the lung from fully inflating. ...Read more

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I have constant chest/upper back pain (hurts to move, lie down, breathe). Had CT and cardiac. Sometimes it refers pain to the bottom of my chin/lower teeth. This worries me a bit. Why does it happen?

I have constant chest/upper back pain (hurts to move, lie down, breathe). Had CT and cardiac. Sometimes it refers pain to the bottom of my chin/lower teeth. This worries me a bit. Why does it happen?

Could be: Maladjustment of your spine. It can cause all of you pain and proper realignment can fix it, now that all the bad stuff is ruled out. You need to find a good chiropractor to check it out and at least see it that is the problem. A good reputable chiropractor won't take your case if there is no benefit. ...Read more

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Upper back pain between right shoulder blade and spine hurts to breathe?

Upper back pain between right shoulder blade and spine hurts to breathe?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with doctor for source of pain. Chest xray/physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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I caught a breath taking sharp upper back pain in my left side that shot to my abd in the same spot can it be a spasm? On hurts on deep breath

I caught a breath taking sharp upper back pain in my left side that shot to my abd in the same spot can it be a spasm? On hurts on deep breath

It could be: The doctors who ordered your test would have the best idea, since the considered most of the options. Would obviously also consider things in your upper belly on the left side, since your diaphragm, a dome shaped muscle under your lung, flattens during a deep breath, and pushes on the contents of your upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Really painful right upper back pain. When I breath it hurts and any movement causes more pain, can't lay down without feeling the pain in my back. ?

Really painful right upper back pain. When I breath it hurts and any movement causes more pain, can't lay down without feeling the pain in my back. ?

ER: Either referred pain from gallbladder or pleuritic pain from your lungs. Possibly a pulled muscle; however this need immediate attention. ...Read more

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I get upper back pain especially around shoulder blades. It hurts more when moving & sometimes when taking a deep breath. I do carry my 3yr old a lot.?

Spine: Without a history of trauma, shoulder blade pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. See your doctor if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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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