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Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Hi. My husband had mid to upper back pain and has slowly moved to the front on left side. He assumed it was muscular but now I'm not so sure. Thank you

Hi. My husband had mid to upper back pain and has slowly moved to the front on left side. He assumed it was muscular but now I'm not so sure. Thank you

Don't know: By telling your doctor your age and length of time symptoms are present will help you get a much better opinion. Not enough information here; could be benign, could be serious. It would be more concerning if the pain traveled like a sword from the back to the front & would suggest medical evaluation asap. If traveled along the ribs, could be viral, nerves, somatic dysfunction, internal, . .........

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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


Dr. Samir Lapsiwala Dr. Lapsiwala
Neurosurgery
19 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Upper back pain radiating to the front and nausea. What does this sound like?

Not spine problem: This does not sound like primary back problem but rather a referred pain to your back. Typically back problem do not cause nausea. Possible GI problems such as peptic ulcer disease or similar things may be the cause.

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Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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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

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Mid upper back pain btwn shoulders when riding stationary bike. Lasted a second but pain went to my front. Been having neck issues/tension headaches.

Mid upper back pain btwn shoulders when riding stationary bike. Lasted a second but pain went to my front. Been having neck issues/tension headaches.

Thoracic Spine: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments.

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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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28 weeks preg, have serve right upper back pain for 3 weeks which spreads round to the front of my ribs, gets worse at night cant sleep on either sid?

28 weeks preg, have serve right upper back pain for 3 weeks which spreads round to the front of my ribs, gets worse at night cant sleep on either sid?

Upper back pain: Upper back pain involves the thoracic vertebral bodies, the rib heads that attach to the spine, the tendons and ligaments that insert on/in the spine, and discs between the vertebrae. The tendons and ligaments become more lax during pregnancy in preparation for the baby going through the birth canal. Massage and ice may relieve the pain. See a spine specialist for a diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Fingertips twisting outwards, lower back pain into front of both thighs and knees, shooting pains upper back & pain down shoulders, arms wrists, hands?

Back/neck pain: If you have arthritis in the low back, then you likely have arthritis in the neck too. The nerve pain can be relieved with neuropathic pain medications. Anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer medications can relieve the pain related to the joints, tendons and muscles of the spine. Stretching exercises, physical therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may help too.

Dr. Alexandre De Moura Dr. De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Mark Sacher Dr. Sacher
Pain Management
29 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
Anesthesiology
20 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
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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.

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
Pain Management
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What does an upper back pain mean?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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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.

Dr. Michael Granberry Dr. Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ron Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How does posture affect upper back pain?

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.

Dr. James Rochester Dr. Rochester
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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What to do if I have bad upper back pain?

Upper back pqin: Many causes. Some are related to shoulder problems. Can also be muscles, bones, joints, discs, nerves in upper back/neck. Best to see doctor for good evaluation and discussion of possible dx and treatment options

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Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea Dr. Dalton-bethea
Pain Management
16 years in practice
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Military posture: Hello. The stiff, knees locked, erect, shoulders pulled back posture may be an irritant to the thoracic spine when standing like this for extensive prolonged periods of time. Can't be avoided though. Soldiers won't ever be allowed to stand in a more "neutral" positions.

Dr. Mark Sacher Dr. Sacher
Pain Management
29 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can an exercise bike cause upper back pain?

Can an exercise bike cause upper back pain?

Yes: Yes. Straining during bicycling riding can cause upper and lower back pain. Usually caused by muscle straining.

Dr. Vikram Patel Dr. Patel
Pain Management
33 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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Which test should I get for upper back pain?

Which test should I get for upper back pain?

Upper back pain: Upper back pain could be a symptom of disc herniation, joint problems or just muscles. What are the accompanying symptoms? Any tingling or numbness in arms? Any pain with rotation or flexion of the neck? Any headaches? Mri is best for evaluating the spine.

Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
Sports Medicine
23 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Help! What can be causing my upper back pain?

Varies: Commonly, upper back/shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Upper back pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Ribcage pain can be from rib joints. See orthopedics.

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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