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Upper Back Tightness
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
All day sharp pain from sternum across right side of chest when twisting right.Same pain on left side just now upon turning left.Upper back tight.Help?
I have upper back tightness, mucus is a brown green color. Chest tightness as well and difficulty breathing. No problems eating or drinking.
Pricking sensation all over.
*Especially upper body
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
Do you have recommendations for reducing headaches at the base of the skull that are cervicogenic? I have cervical spondylosis. Neck/upper back tight.
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
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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