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Upper Back Pain Hurts To Breathe
Slept wrong on my back when I was sleeping. Horrible upper back pain hurts to breathe and feel nausea what could this be ?
Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)
Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Severe upper back pain with nausea, diarrhea, cold sweats & hurts to breathe. Always happens bw 3-4 am. Wakes me from my sleep. I havehigh cholesterol?
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
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
Dull upper back pain every time I twist my body or turn my head. It sometimes hurts when I take deep breath but not alwayswhat could be the cause ?
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.?
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