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Why would I wake up with upper back pain every morning?

Why would I wake up with upper back pain every morning?

Disc or muscular: Many causes. First i would get a thoracic mri. Pain may be associated with bulging / herniated discs, arthritis of the spine. If all tests are normal, pain maybe associated with muscular spasms and pain. Pain can cause insomnia which can exacerbate upper back pain. Anxiety and depression can also cause or exacerbate upper back pain. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. Although upper back pain is not as common as lower back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...Read more


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When i wake up I have very bad upper back pain between and under my shoulder blades. Why?

When i wake up I have very bad upper back pain between and under my shoulder blades. Why?

Old Mattress?: Hopw old is your mattress? Maybe you need a new one.

Sounds like muscle spasm. Try taking nsaids along with heat. You can get a massage. If all else fails see your pcp who can prescribe a muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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I have upper back pain on my right side. It is most intense when I look down & is constant. Its sometimes absent when i just wake up but not for long?

I have upper back pain on my right side. It is most intense when I look down & is constant. Its sometimes absent when i just wake up but not for long?

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

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I wake up every morning with back pain mid area for 1-2 hours, i stooped going gym now. It started from upper back pain a month ago.

I wake up every morning with back pain mid area for 1-2 hours, i stooped going gym now. It started from upper back pain a month ago.

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ...

Without additional information, it's difficult to identify the cause of your pain. You should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and upper back pain who wake up me at night every night, the pain is sharp and last a long time. Can it be heart related?

I have chest pain and upper back pain who wake up me at night every night, the pain is sharp and last a long time. Can it be heart related?

Chest: It is very possible that that those complaints could be related to the heart as well as possibly the aorta which is the tube that comes from the heart and delivers blood to the remainder of your body, this is probably something that you should get checked with your family doctor and move further if necessary ...Read more

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I felt upper back pain only right hand side after wake up only .It goes after 10 minutes of wake up.It's not sure that i felt it regularly.

I felt upper back pain only right hand side after wake up only .It goes after 10 minutes of wake up.It's not sure that i felt it regularly.

As long as it : Resolves and is not a constant pain, it is unlikely to be anything serious. It may be related to how you sleep or even to the condition of your mattress. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and upper back pain who wake up me every night, the pain is constant and last a long time. I had many heart tests done and they are all good. Can it be related to my heart?

I have chest pain and upper back pain who wake up me every night, the pain is constant and last a long time. I had many heart tests done and they are all good. Can it be related to my heart?

If it's from the-: -pancreas, U can have these symptoms. Also if on BC pills a pulmonary embolism is always possible. Heart tests may not reveal it. B Cn by a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Why am i going to bed with upper back pain and waking up with a headache and high to lower back pain everyday?

Why am i going to bed with upper back pain and waking up with a headache and high to lower back pain everyday?

Can't sleep : Best thing for sleep is sleep hygiene , if u r taking medication for adhd , do not take them after 4 pm , since they can affect u ability to. Sleep. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with upper back pain mostly between left shoulder blade and spine. Hurts when i breath and can feel it in my left lung/ chest.?

I've been waking up with upper back pain mostly between left shoulder blade and spine. Hurts when i breath and can feel it in my left lung/ chest.?

Thoracic Spine: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read more

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Upper back pain for a few months, nothing helping, progressive worsening, suddenly too painful to sleep laying down and wakes me up, what should I do?

 Upper back pain for a few months, nothing helping, progressive worsening, suddenly too painful to sleep laying down and wakes me up, what should I do?

Get it checked: We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your pain . You have had it for few months . It is about time you consult your doctor to find out what is causing the pain and get it treated. It may be Muscular pain or pain coming from the thoracic or Cervicsl spine .you may need meds and /or Physical therapy and other trsatment depending on the Diagnosis. Consult your Doctor ...Read more

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What can cause upper back pain for 7 months mainly upon waking and bedtime, i'm worried its an aneurysm i'm only 27 m quite active?

What can cause upper back pain for 7 months mainly upon waking and bedtime, i'm worried its an aneurysm i'm only 27 m quite active?

Thoracic pain: Thoracic pain is a nonspecific complaint which could be caused by any number of things, including pathology within the chest (i.e. Heart or lungs), cervical or thoracic spine pathology (i.e. Degenerative disc, herniated disc), soft tissue problems (i.e. Myofasciitis), etc. If you have had pain for 7 months i would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and chest pressure for 2 months. Could this be my lungs? Get worse while laying down and waking up in morning. What else?

Upper back pain and chest pressure for 2 months. 
Could this be my lungs?  Get worse while laying down and waking up in morning. What else?

Chest pressure: Impossible to tell without significantly more detailed history;BUT it is vital to obtain an accurate diagnosis so do promptly be evaluated by your physician or via a Health Tap Concierge consultation. ...Read more

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This morning I began with upper back pain when I swallow food. As soon as the food passes through my esophagus the back pain stops. Do you have any id?

Esophageal problem: The sensation of pain in the esophagus is usually an accurate indication of the level of an esophageal problem. A visit to a GI doctor would likely provide the most rapid diagnosis and treatment. Often an upper endoscopy would provide the answer. ...Read more

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I have had frequent urination with upper back pain and very bad fatigue. Is this something severe?

I have had frequent urination with upper back pain and very bad fatigue. Is this something severe?

Could be, see a Dr.: Symptoms could be from pyelonephritis or reflux of urine from bladder to kidney or combination of both. Certainly deserves wokup by a urologist or nephrologist. A simple urinalysis from your primary medical care provider would make a good start. ...Read more

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Continues nausea weakness and dizziness along with upper back pain and pain just under my ribs on the left and right side of my abdomin?

Continues nausea weakness and dizziness along with upper back pain and pain just under my ribs on the left and right side of my abdomin?

See MD: You really need to be examined and have a thorough history done. You may need lab work and radiologic studies. I'd see your physician. ...Read more

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A woman with upper back pain, 13 days away from period, feeling vagina wetness. Could upper back pain be from ovaries that is not cancer?

Explanation : Upper back pain most likely related to other reason, not to ovaries. It could be muscular or spine problems, or some gastrointestinal organ. If pain will persist make sense to make appt with doctor. ...Read more

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Urg:persistent mild chest pain only lasts few secs on l/s with upper back pain radiates to r/s shoulder & l/s chest. Cuase?Htn-lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) &pcos

Urg:persistent mild chest pain only lasts few secs on l/s with upper back pain radiates to r/s shoulder & l/s chest. Cuase?Htn-lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) &pcos

Musculoskeletal: Probably musculoskeletal, but if associated with sob or does not improve with Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) you need further eval. Pcos people are high risk for diabetes, dyslipidemia and two fold increase in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Ok have bad upper back pain?

Ok have bad upper back pain?

PT: Was probably just muscle pain. I would recommend you get into a formal course of physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. This should do the trick. ...Read more

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What can cause upper back pain?

What can  cause upper back pain?

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 more

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How do I soothe upper back pain?

Cause: Without knowing the cause it is difficult to treat. Use over the counter medications before you reach physician. Do not delay, consider er, if it is acute pain. ...Read more

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What does an upper back pain mean?

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What does an upper back pain mean?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ...
It is difficult to identify the cause of your pain from the question. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain usually?

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 more

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What are the causes of upper back pain?

Muscles, nerves, etc: Problems or stress or disease (including myeloma or cancer) of upper back muscles, discs, facet joints, connective tissue, osteoarthritis, posture are all potential causes upper back pain. ...Read more

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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