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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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I have middle and upper back pain with sharp chest pains. What caused this and how do I treat it?

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have had sharp shooting chest pains both side accompanied by upper back pain between shoulder blades. Sometimes worse by breathing why is this?

I have had sharp shooting chest pains both side accompanied by upper back pain between shoulder blades.  Sometimes worse by breathing why is this?

Discuss with MD: You need an evaluation, it could be nothing but will need an evaluation and good physical exam, to rule out heart or lung causes. In your age group it is most likley musculoskeletel, but still warrants an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sneezing, tired, lots of yellow mucous, chest pains, upper back pain, hoarsey voice, try deep coughing, but no fever.

Sneezing, tired, lots of yellow mucous, chest pains, upper back pain, hoarsey voice, try deep coughing, but no fever.

Virus: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection, which may be viral or bacterial. If persisting beyond a week without improvement, go see your doctor for an exam. If chest pain is intense or short of breath at all, go see an MD now, not in a week. ...Read more

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What does left chest pain and back pain mean?

What does left chest pain and back pain mean?

Left chest pain: may be caused by several factors involving the heart, lung , ribs and even stomach/ esophagus. Back pain could mean muscle or bone (spine) as possible causes of pain. ...Read more

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Left side pain, numb, chest pain, back pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Chest pain i beleive caused by back pain. Can feel a large muscle knot. This is chronic. What could it be ? Tumor? All on left side.

Chest pain Tumor: Chest pain can be due to a large number of causes; one such is due to nerve root injury impingement with associated muscle spasm, A tumor is usu. meant to be a lump of some type, sometimes malignant and sometimes benign. Get a proper consultation in person or vie Concierge a Health Tap ...Read more

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What can cause me to have sharp chest pain associated with high left side back pain up into the back of my neck sometimes causing a headache?

What can cause me to have sharp chest pain associated with high left side back pain up into the back of my neck sometimes causing a headache?

Heart Disease?: With the limited information, the foremost concern would be a heart condition such as angina. I would recommend that you get evaluated as soon as possible. It is possible you have cervical spine or a muscular cause for your symptoms, but these conditions are not life-threatening. Please get a cardiology evaluation first and make sure you don't have symptoms related to heart disease. ...Read more

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Why do I feel the need to take excessive deep breaths? It causes me to get light left side back pain n light chest pain & lightheadecan it be anxiety?

Why do I feel the need to take excessive deep breaths? It causes me to get light left side back pain n light chest pain & lightheadecan it be anxiety?

Yes, it can: Anxiety can involve mental, emotional, and physical symptoms. These commonly appear in respiratory system as well as cardiovascular, gi, and neurological systems too. For thoroughness it's a good idea to have a checkup with your primary care doctor. But your anxiety can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications if those are needed. A psychiatrist & psychologist can help. ...Read more

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The last few days i've been having chest pain on left side feels worse when i take deep breath. Also back pain. Any ideas? When is chest pain serious?

The last few days i've been having chest pain on left side feels worse when i take deep breath. Also back pain. Any ideas? When is chest pain serious?

Chest pain: On the left side is serious until you can explain that it isn't your heart. Diaphram sounds involved. Any chance you just upset your stomach with the ibuprofen? Must rule out heart/aorta/abdomin issues then go from there. ...Read more

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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

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Can fatty cysts be painful? Mine is tennis ball size by left scapula; have constant left back pain & occasional left chest pain.

Yes: I am assuming you are talking about a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor. Regardless any mass the size of a tennis ball should be looked into. To answer your question yes it could cause pain. It can be putting pressure on a nerve or structure which could hurt. If its a lipoma then outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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What is the cause of left sided back pain initially it started out as numbness and tingling and has progressed to soreness and occasional chest pain

What is the cause of left sided back pain initially it started out as numbness and tingling and has progressed to soreness and occasional chest pain

Concern: If the symptoms you describe are new and it is not a child, you should rule our heart attack. May be emergency, consider going to er. With very limited description impossible to give advice. ...Read more

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Pain in chest and back when i take a deep breath in and when i exhale fully.Back pain is like where my lungs are.Chest pain to the left. Ideas why?

Rib dislocation: Could be a rib dislocation or possibly costochondritis (inflammation of where the ribs and cartilage meet). I would recommend seeing a osteopathic physician to see if they can correct the rib issue. Many times they can place the rib back in proper alignment. Make sure you see a do that does manipulation as their main practice, they are the best. ...Read more

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17. Left chest pain & back pain. Coughing blood spots. Been to hospital can't find anything but pain still there. Staggers with pain.

No: Pneumonia, blood clots, other sign of imfection? Are you cougjimg? Iti might be just a virus. Take cough medicine not to cough and pain meds like ibuprofen . ...Read more

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Started using treadmill & everything was good till i got mild chest pain & pressure on left upper side & today i woke w/left upper back pain?

Angina pectoris?: Or pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Started treadmill & everything was good till i got mild chest pain & pressure on left upper side days after & today i woke w/left upper back pain?

Cp: Despite your young age every time we hear exertional chest pain we think angina, however exertional CP can be encountered for many other reasons sometimes. My recommendation would be to tell your doctor right away . If you just started and exercise program your muscles can be sore and they can cause pain. At any rate please speak to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more