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Why would I wake up with upper back pain every morning?

Why would I wake up with upper back pain every morning?

Disc or muscular: Many causes. First i would get a thoracic mri. Pain may be associated with bulging / herniated discs, arthritis of the spine. If all tests are normal, pain maybe associated with muscular spasms and pain. Pain can cause insomnia which can exacerbate upper back pain. Anxiety and depression can also cause or exacerbate upper back pain. ...Read more

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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 am 28f. i am getting upper back pain in nights.by morning it is reducing. mainly between down shoulders. what would be the reason?

May be muscle pain: It is difficult to say what is causing the pain without more information and physical exam.It is most likely muscle pain and may be related to day time activities and rest at night while you are sleeping makes it better.You can try over the counter Naprosyn (naproxen) or ibuprofen if you are not allergic to it and don't have peptic ulcer.If persistant see your doctor and get it checked.Message might help too ...Read more

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I am 28f. i am getting upper back pain in nights by morning it is reducing. mainly between down shoulders.for two days it passed to front and breast ?

 I am 28f. i am getting upper back pain in nights by morning it is reducing. mainly between down shoulders.for two days it passed to front and breast ?

Ans: Well many possibilities here. If you are a female and gave large breast this can cause upper back pain. Poor posture can cause the same issue carrying heavy objects like if you are a student with backpack can cause upper back issues. Work on proper posture. See if this helps if not see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with back pain mid area for 1-2 hours, i stooped going gym now. It started from upper back pain a month ago.

I wake up every morning with back pain mid area for 1-2 hours, i stooped going gym now. It started from upper back pain a month ago.

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... Without additional information, it's difficult to identify the cause of your pain. You should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause a 5 yo female to have full face swelling in the morning and frequent upper back pain?

What can cause a 5 yo female to have full face swelling in the morning and frequent upper back pain?

FACIAL EDEMA: Check with her pediatrician asap. Your daughter will need a simple office urine test as screening test to rule out kidney related illness. Depending on thi, s further steps might be taken. ...Read more

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Early Morning for last 1mt I have Upper back pain, I cannot continue sleeping. Its not there at day time, recently started doing yoga, what's the issue?

Early Morning for last 1mt I have Upper back pain, I cannot continue sleeping. Its not there at day time, recently started doing yoga, what's the issue?

Back pain: You may have inflammed the rib head as it inserts into the spine when doing yoga poses. Apply ice to the affected area at night and rest the upper back. Chiropractic manipulation may help to reduce the pain. Anti-inflammatory medication or muscle relaxers and massage may relieve the pain too. ...Read more

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This morning I began with upper back pain when I swallow food. As soon as the food passes through my esophagus the back pain stops. Do you have any id?

Esophageal problem: The sensation of pain in the esophagus is usually an accurate indication of the level of an esophageal problem. A visit to a GI doctor would likely provide the most rapid diagnosis and treatment. Often an upper endoscopy would provide the answer. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and chest pressure for 2 months. Could this be my lungs? Get worse while laying down and waking up in morning. What else?

Upper back pain and chest pressure for 2 months. 
Could this be my lungs?  Get worse while laying down and waking up in morning. What else?

Chest pressure: Impossible to tell without significantly more detailed history;BUT it is vital to obtain an accurate diagnosis so do promptly be evaluated by your physician or via a Health Tap Concierge consultation. ...Read more

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Am healthy. had slight upper back pain for 2 months. Now have slight neck crepitus and occasional numbness of right arm in mornings. Posture related?

Am healthy. had slight upper back pain for 2 months. Now have slight neck crepitus and occasional numbness of right arm in mornings. Posture related?

No: Continue exercising and loosen up your mildly arthritic neck-possible from an old injury. Arm numbness may be from positioning of your arm at night -the exact problem depends on where the numbness is. Carpal tunnel will affect several but not all fingers. elbow nerve entrapment will affect the little finger side, vascular and nerve will affect larger areas. ...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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What can cause upper back pain?

What can  cause upper back pain?

Many causes: Cardiac causes including valvular or coronary heart disease, angina, throracic or addominl aneuryms, thoracic masses intrathoracic or extra thoracic, bulging/herniated thoracic or cervical discs, muscle spasms , clavicle fractures, referred shoulder or neck problems, pulmonary edema, luminary embolus, vertebral fractures or masses, post surgical scar tissues, beast rumors, arthritis of spine. ...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 does an upper back pain mean?

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What does an upper back pain mean?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It is difficult to identify the cause of your pain from the question. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...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 are the causes of upper back pain?

Muscles, nerves, etc: Problems or stress or disease (including myeloma or cancer) of upper back muscles, discs, facet joints, connective tissue, osteoarthritis, posture are all potential causes upper back pain. ...Read more

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How does posture affect upper back pain?

Good posture good: Muscle support for the back, people how have deformity in there back had more chances to get back pain because the loss of support there back. ...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