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Upper Back Rib Cage Pain
Upper back & rib cage pain all day. Now 1 sharp pain between breasts over to right & straight through to back. Felt like electricity. Cardiac anxiety!
Not typical: This is not typical for cardiac pain or disease, but you do want to talk with your physician about it. You could be experiencing some digestive issues, including stomach, gall bladder, or pancreas. Depending on severity and whether you're able to contact your physician on the weekend (today is saturday) you may need to be seen in an emergency room. ...Read more
I'm having sharp pains in my upper back, right behind my rib cage. It's worse in the morning and as I move around the pain slowly dulls. What's wrong?
Sleeping wrong?: It might be the way you sleep. It could be the mattress or the pillows. Are you a smoker? If you smoke, you might be coughing during the night, so you wake up with a bruised rib cage. These are all possible senarios you need to consider. If this problem persists, I advise you to go see a doctor. ...Read more
You probably lean to the right all the time with your mouse in the right hand, phone and other devices. Ask someone to observe you sitting from behind and take a picture when you're not aware to see what your posture is like so you can correct it.
Your pain can also be secondary to organ dysfunction such as gall bladder, pancreas, stomach or intestine. See a doctor if it persists. ...Read more
Chest pain: If your chest pain is a heavy, pressure type of sensation, you need to urgently see a physician for a cardiac evaluation. Other potential causes of chest/back pain include lung problems, spinal pathology, and vascular problems (i.e. Aortic aneurysm. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
I been having pain in upper back, UNDERARMand under rib cage what could this be I also have HS under that same arm?
Pain: Pain could be a lot of different things. If you have any type of rash with it it could be shingles. It could also be you pulled a muscle. Get it checked out. ...Read more
What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?
Pain under left rib cage that radiates to the upper back. Feels like its internal. What could this be? Xrays on ribs were normal, blood work on spleen
Many things radiant.:
..2 the upper back & 2 shoulder region. Sub diaphragm: spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon, or air in the peritoneal cavity. Above the diaphragm: pulmonary, PE, pneumonia of any type. If rib imaging was normal U need a chest x-ray, & a CT of the chest/abdomen/pelvis.
Good luck! ...Read more
I am a 50yo overweight female with constant left sided low back/side pain x6mos that is severe at times. Sometimes I have upper back pain which wraps around above my rib cage that is worse upon waking in the am but does subside throughout the day.
I'm having severe severe pain on my right side upper back below the rib cage and wraps arnd to my stomach! What could be going on? It hurts to walk
I'm having severe pain in my upper back around my rib cage. It hurts worse when I lift my arms. Also my left hip has been hurting bad lately causing me to limp.
See a chiro?: You might consider seeing a chiropractor to get realligned. Sometimes those ribs can become sore without any trauma. Not sure about the hip, though. Probably not related. ...Read more
I have sharp pain under my right rib cage that sometimes radiates into my upper back near my shoulder blade. Nausea. And acid reflux.
Gallbladder?: Sorry your feeling badly. Could be your gallbladder. See your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, and ask of an ultrasound and blood tests are appropriate to check your gallbladder. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Upper back pain (skin fells sore) rib cage pain on both sides but more noticeable on front lower left ribs. What could it be?
Lots: This could be lots of things. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Chronic anxiety causing rounded shoulders and my rib cage feels like it can't expand when I breathe. My upper back muscles have been sore for months.
I had two sharp sudden pains under my left breast in my rib cage and since then I've had a dry cough and aches in the same area. I can now feel the achyness at the bottom of my ribs and in my upper back sometimes.
Worrisome: The sudden pain could have been from irritation of the pleural lining around the lung (eg from viral infection). If the cough began only afterward and is associated with worsening shortness of breath and more diffuse discomfort, then lung collapse must be considered and is diagnosed by physical exam and xray. ...Read more
Rib cage pain with movement & deep breath. Chest and upper back feel tight. A little congested. Blood clot or chest cold?
Pain along ribs at underwire of bra area & in rib cage below breasts. Upper back pain. Are these related? Constant fear of mi. Doc says heart is fine
Try this: Wear less restrictive or different style bra but the idea is that it be looser around the rib age area. I have seen this work in a number of patients complaining of pain in the distribution that you are referring. ...Read more
Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?
Out of balance: You may be deficient in 25-oh vit d3, magnesium and vit k2. Dizziness on standing can come from low blood pressure. Heat, topical magnesium oil and gentle stretching are all helpful for pain and stiffness. Getting a good night sleep, eating healthy unprocessed foods every 3 hours while awake, moving through the day, and lowering stress will help restore balance. ...Read more
Back, rib pain: More information about your symptoms is needed. Is the discomfort Sharp, jabbing, and fleeting? Does it hurt to take a deep breath or turn, twist, bend? Any history of strain? Do you have a cough? Pinched nerve usually hurts only on one side. Your physician will have to take a thorough history, examine you, order tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Costovertebral pain: Pain in the costobertebral angle area, which is the area you describe, may have various causes and is commonly associated with conditions involving the kidney. See your provider who should be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain. ...Read more
Muscle use & pain: Yoga strains your muscles as it conditions them and also requires increased flexibility. Most likely you have not used these particular muscles and they are healing normally from the new stresses you have placed on them, similar to lifting weights and having soreness. ...Read more
Spine nerve irritate: You may have over use these muscles or that there is the spinal nerve root irritation. Do not perform exercises that cause you more pain. Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spas. ...Read more
Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine disease (e.g. osteoarthritis, compression fracture or nerve entrapment). Based on age and other risk factors it rarely could be a manifestation of underlying heart or lung disease. Talk to your PCP for a Neck- Thoracic spine X-ray and ECG. ...Read more
Be seen: I would consider being seen. It is possible that. In the same fall in which you hurt your back. You fractured a rib or dislocated a joint between a rib and your sternum. An exam and perhaps an x-ray can make sure you have not had a more serious injury. ...Read more
Examination: I'm not sure what you mean by your ribs growing but it is something you should definitely visit your doctors to make sure other pathologies aren't issues. ...Read more
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