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Upper Back Pain Radiating To Chest
35 y/o female w/ history high chol & fam history of cad, upper back pain radiating to shoulder blades, indigestion, chest discomfort for 1 wk. Treadmill stress?
See your doctor for: An evaluation so the appropriate testing and recommendations can be made. There could be one or several reasons for your symptoms. ...Read more
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
Can cervical disc buldge in c4-c6 with narrowing cause upper back pain cramp radiating to chest and left arm? Pain in back is like charlie horse.
I am having sudden severe radiating upper back pain radiating sometimes to both shoulders. Sometime back I was having dizziness and shortness of breat?
Be seen: Your symptoms could be a number of things of which a more detailed history and physical examination would be very helpful in assessment. Best to visit your local doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
See below: 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
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
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
Musculoskeletal?: Is most likely but if symptoms persist would recommend talking to your physician. ...Read more
Not likely: Dilation of the thoracic aorta can cause back pain but typically does not cause chest pain. High back pain has many etiologies, work related, posture, mattress that you sleep on, too strenous exercise, back strain etc etc. I would suggest possible something as simple as massage to loosen yourself up. However, at your age, chest pain should not go without a work, especially if it continues. ...Read more
Pain: There are multiple possibilities for what you describe. You need to see your doc to work through the possibilities ...Read more
Why I most of time have a chest and upper back pain after shower, it may last for hours or sometimes days?
Not sure but: You need to get checked by a healthcare provider. Sometimes cold water showers can cause some muscle stiffness and constriction of blood vessels, which will exacerbate an autoimmune condition. Sometimes hot water showers can cause a heat-induced cramp. But it is unusual and should be examined by a healthcare professional. ...Read more
I have upper back pain when I tense's my back. I feel like it is also in my chest right in the center of my chest?
Your back & ribs are: Connected! So anything pulling from the back will also affect the front chest area. So if you feel tight in your chest, the ribs also connect from the spine to the front into the sternum. Once you're back is released, so will your chest feel more relaxed. Everything's connected. So see if you can get a sports massage, or start doing some deep diaphragmatic breathing to release your back & chest. ...Read more
Severe upper back pain when initially lying down. Hurts in chest too. Anything serious? Been going on for 5 months getting worse
Back pain: It's difficult to determine the cause of the pain based on the limited description of symptoms. However progressive pain which is ongoing for five months is a red flag. I would recommend that you see a spine specialist or neurosurgeon to determine the cause of the pain and begin a treatment plan to eliminate it. ...Read more
I have sharp upper back pain, that radiates all the way through my chest randomly throughout the day. I am only 22 years old, what could cause this?
1 yr upper back pain. Now pain in left chest at the breastline. Pain only lasts seconds, usually when bending forward or lying on side. What causes this?
Mechanical: This is probably muscular. You need evaluation of musculoskeletal system. This will decide if it's muscle, bone, chest wall, lung, tendon, bursa, vertebral, etc. ...Read more
I have middle and upper back pain with sharp chest pains. What caused this and how do I treat it?
Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. Take care. ...Read more
I've had mid to upper back pain for 2months now that gets worse when lying down and causes some chest pain. What could it be?
See your doctor to get examined and get some test. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact with me on my Virtual Practice at :
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