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Upper Back Tattoo Pain
I have only gotten minor keloids due to acnes on my jawline, chest, and upper back. If I get a tattoo will it form keloids?
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
I am 20 years old w/severe headaches and chest pain and upper back pain, also I got a tattoo three weeks ago causing my arm to have pains. What's wrong?
So many issues: You won't get your answer on the internet. You should see a family doctor and get a full check up. ...Read more
I have pain in my upper back that feels like my lungs. Other than that lungs sound fine no coughing clear x-ray. 31 y/o smoked18 yrs quit 3 mos ago.
Issues:TooLittleInfo: Given age, despite smoking hx, muscle (chest wall) pain most common. Rest, nsaid, muscle relaxer (works in brain, not muscles) and gentle but very thorough range of motion exercises to help locate most tender motion likely most helpful. Gently work on most sensitive motions. Cxr commonly low value, even with cough, fever & bronchitis congestion, though commonly done. Yes, ca possible; not usual. ...Read more
Back pain: Hi Tobias, the vast majority of back pain is caused by muscle strain which can be treated with a heating pad, tylenol and physical therapy. Patients should also continue physical activity as tolerated. Its always helpful to be seen by your primary care doctor for a complete history and physical exam. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isolated?: If this is isolated to the upper back and no radiation into the arm or arms, then most likely a myofascial pain issue. There are several small nerves that run through the layers of muscles in this area. Restriction in the fascia can cause these nerves to get pinched that can cause the burning sensations. Have someone look to make sure there is no rash in the area for shingles. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
However is: Comfortable generally avoiding sleeping on your stomach for neck or back issues. Some prefer having a pillow under their knees or a large pillow to use and hold if lying on either side with a relatively flat pillow to support the head keeping it in line with the shoulders. Use of otc medication if no medical reasons not to use them can help. If symptoms persist or worsen, see a physician. ...Read more
Osteopathic treatmnt: Most md's have you try physical therapy, heat, or exercises. These are very generic, though, & are often hit-or-miss, since no real diagnosis of the cause is made. Thus treatment is very general & they just hope it works. Consider seeing an osteopathic dr who can perform a hands-on diagnostic exam, find the actual cause, & often treat it with excellent results right in the office-without weeks of pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more