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Upper Left Back Pain When Breathing
Sharp upper back pain on the left side when breathing deeply started after cycling It took more than 15 minutes until the pain disappeared...?
Upper back pain: The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more
Option: Chest Xray: This usually shows may be you have some problems in the lungs due to possible viral or bacterial infection. May be you want to check with chest xray. ...Read more
Costochondritis: There are some patients who haven't back pain with breathing. This may be a sign of inflammation involving the soft tissue surrounding the ribs which is cartilage. This may be consistent with a diagnosis of costochondritis. I recommend seeing your primary care physician. If you need a rheumatology consult, I'll be happy to assist. ...Read more
Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, with upper back pain when breathing in deeply, with headache in front of head, is this cold related?
Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain
see your pcp for evaluation.
Hope it helps. ...Read more
Seek help: This is not normal. I would recommend seeing an orthopaedic specialist for a formal work up. ...Read more
Yes: Yes they can be serious or benign. If the rib muscles or more commonly a muscle like serratus anterior is weak, it can effect your breathing. But you need to rule out other causes from problems in your aorta to ball bladders. ...Read more
Hi I have to put extra effort into breathing and I've had shoulder and upper back pain I'm really worried I'm only 15 can you tell me what it might be?
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
Upper back pain and breathing problems. Are they related? My upper back has been in pain for over 6 months and I've noticed my breathing getting worse
I'm 18 years old today I woke up with this upper back pain. Thinking it's my lungs. I've had slot of mucus the few months. I can feel it breathing?
Heart or Lung?:
While chest pain is often associated with heart problems, pain in the chest could be caused by musculoskeletal problems, lung conditions, or traumatic rib injuries.
The location, nature, or the intensity of pain could provide valuable information that may assist the doctors to zero in on the underlying cause. Chest xray and sputum (mucus) test may be needed since you have been suffering since mths. ...Read more
Can forward head posture and rounded shoulders restrict your breathing? When taking a deep breath I have upper back pain and my accessory's are sore.
Contributing: Probably can cause some restrictive lung problems eventually but your problem is probably due to your underlying lung disease primarily. Your posture can also eventually lead to circulatory problems and neuro symptoms in your arms (thoracic outlet syndrome). I suspect that your underlying lung problems are severe. I wonder about a alpha-1=antitrypsin deficiency leading to severe emphysema. ...Read more
Four weeks of nagging cough, headaches, upper back pain, chest tightness and difficulty when breathing. What is it?
Upper back pain between shoulder blade and spine, hurts when breathing in deeply. Slight mucus producing cough, what could it be?
Pleurisy: Sometimes if there's inflammation in the lungs due to infection il it might involve the outer lining of the lung which is called the pleura. If The pleura becomes irritated then you could have "pleurisy" which can cause pain in the chest when you take a deep breath. If you have a fever and the symptoms persist you should have this checked out by your physician ...Read more
I have rapid breathing with wezzing and upper back pain. I have had pneumonia before could it be that again or a chest infection?
Get checked.: Pneumonia is a chest infection. Other serious problems can cause chest pain and wheezing with trouble breathing, including a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen TODAY and get treated. If you are having a lot of trouble breathing or your pain is severe, get checked NOW, and call for an ambulance, if you cannot get a ride to a nearby emergency department. ...Read more
Had green mucus, took zapak, no mucus, now upper back pain with breathing; albuterol nebulizer & advair not helping also on pred. Should I go to er?
Call doctor: I do not see a life threatening reason here. But if you are no better in the morning calling your doctor sounds prudent. ...Read more
Sounds like he's: Coughing hard & has pleuritic chest pain; irritation of the lining around the lungs. Is he up-to-date on his immunizations? There have been some whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks & older kids don't necessarily " whoop." he needs to see his pediatrician, who'll probably get a chesr xray & labs. Sadly, you shouldn't give him anything to suppress the cough unless his doctor gives the okay. ...Read more
Spine nerve irritate: Over the counter anti inflammatory medications may help following the instructions carefully. You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms t. ...Read more
1 yr upper back pain. Now pain in left chest at the breastline. Pain only lasts seconds, usually when bending forward or lying on side. What causes this?
Mechanical: This is probably muscular. You need evaluation of musculoskeletal system. This will decide if it's muscle, bone, chest wall, lung, tendon, bursa, vertebral, etc. ...Read more
Thoracic pain: This is unfortunately a very nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more
Myofascial Pain: First, congratulations on your pregnancy. There could be a variety of causes, but most likely this is muscular or myofascial pain. With the added weight of the baby, change In your routine, and reduced sleep your are stressing your mid-back. I would suggest consider gentle massage treatment, trying to support and retract your shoulders and better support when sleeping. Hang in there and good luck ...Read more
I have mid to upper back pain on the left and right side of my back. It is particularly painful when bending down, sniffing up or coughing.?
See Dr: Possibly a protruding intervertebral disc.Get a more detailed answer ›
I caught a breath taking sharp upper back pain in my left side that shot to my abd in the same spot can it be a spasm? On hurts on deep breath
It could be: The doctors who ordered your test would have the best idea, since the considered most of the options. Would obviously also consider things in your upper belly on the left side, since your diaphragm, a dome shaped muscle under your lung, flattens during a deep breath, and pushes on the contents of your upper abdomen. ...Read more
Hi. My husband had mid to upper back pain and has slowly moved to the front on left side. He assumed it was muscular but now I'm not so sure. Thank you
Don't know: By telling your doctor your age and length of time symptoms are present will help you get a much better opinion. Not enough information here; could be benign, could be serious. It would be more concerning if the pain traveled like a sword from the back to the front & would suggest medical evaluation asap. If traveled along the ribs, could be viral, nerves, somatic dysfunction, internal, . ......... ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes a disc herniation will present as a deep achy pain or sharp pain along the scapula or shoulder blade on the same side as the arm affected which can feel heavy without any neck symptoms. This could also be a heart problem especially if it is affecting the left side. Rarely, a tumor in the top part of the lung on that side can present like this-a pancoast tumor. You should be evaluated. ...Read more
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