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Months of right upper back tightness. Right upper chest tightness as well. Feels like it needs to crack but doesn't. What could this be??

Months of right upper back tightness. Right upper chest tightness as well. Feels like it needs to crack but doesn't. What could this be??

See doctor: This could be almost anything. I recommend a physical examination. Your physician might want to do a chest x-ray. If your doctor doesn't find anything serious, a chiropractor might be of some use. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Pricking sensation all over. *Especially upper body Stomach pains Neck Tension with swelling Chest/upper back tightness?

Pricking sensation all over.
*Especially upper body
Stomach pains
Neck Tension with swelling
Chest/upper back tightness?

Evaluation needed: 24y/f with generalized parasthesias, abdominal pain, neck discomfort, and back & chest "tightness" has symptoms that involve various tissues and organs. A general medical workup is needed to rule out systemic disorders. If nothing is found, then fibromyalgia might be a consideration. Start with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is neck OA like hip OA? When I walk a lot, my hip stiffness eases. What exercise can I do to improve neck/upper back tightness?

Is neck OA like hip OA? When I walk a lot, my hip stiffness eases. What exercise can I do to improve neck/upper back tightness?

Heat/stretch: The best way to stretch your neck and upper back is to get the muscle warm with a heating pad or warm shower then do gentle stretches through the range of motion of the muscles. Hold each stretch for one minute. Doing yoga is also a great way to stretch out the muscles. ...Read more

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Im getting upper chest/upper back tightness and shoulder/should blade pain. Ecg, chest xray normal ?

Other conditions: The location of your chest pain may be related to gallbladder or upper gastrointestinal problems. Pain can radiate to the chest from other locations in the body. Other possibilities include muscular strain/aches, tendonitis, shoulder joint inflammation and a host of other conditions. If you experience shortness of breath or any continued chest pain, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in the right buttock then upper back tightness with trouble breathing hurts to walk and to move arms because of back all this a day apart.

Pain in the right buttock then upper back tightness with trouble breathing hurts to walk and to move arms because of back all this a day apart.

I want to be wrong..: Very little information to work with... However: consider DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and early pulmonary embolism. See your family doctor, ask to evaluate for DVT (venous doppler study?) i hope that I am wrong... But if I am not, it could be too dangerous to ignore or delay treatment. Yes, it could be just coincidental; but I have to consider the most dangerous case scenario. ...Read more

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Constant chest heaviness, shoulder blades in upper back tight & ache, I am 33 female. ECG, blood test & chest X-ray all clear. Should I be worried?

Constant chest heaviness, shoulder blades in upper back tight & ache, I am 33 female. ECG, blood test & chest X-ray all clear. Should I be worried?

Follow Up: There are several reasons why this may be happening between musculoskeletal pain vs cardiac disease vs infection. The reassuring thing is that this is not urgent. I would have you follow up with your primary doctor for a referral to cardio if this is something that becomes constant. ...Read more

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Symptoms include upper back pain tightness in chest, please help?

Symptoms include upper back pain tightness in chest, please help?

Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and get relieved over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read more