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What Causes Pain In My Upper Back On The Left Side By My Ribs
Really bad upper back pain behind rib and down the left side what could be the cause of it? Muscles?
Hard to say: Unless you injured it, it would be unusual to have really bad back pain from the muscles in your back. There are many potential causes some of which are musculoskeletal, but some which are not. A kidney infection, known as a pyelonephritis is just one example. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Can excessive gas cause rib and back pain? Sharp pains under left rib, down left side and mid to upper back. Some burping and flatuence
Yes it can: Excessive gas in the bowels can cause pressure upwards and backwards. Pressure upwards effects the diaphragm which attaches to the ribs. Pressure backwards can impact the back. Drinking warm tea and gently massaging the belly may help move the gas along. ...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
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Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would I be getting pain when I turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?
As a spine specialist, I can say that this is not a typical radiating pattern for cervical nerves.
Other possibilities would be myofascial trigger points, cervical facet referred pain, rib "subluxation/fixation", etc. ...Read more
What can cause the upper back pain between the shoulder blade, one side of your rib and chest to swell and with needle like pain?
Nerve impingement: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness and nausea. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
Having upper back pain bt shoulder blades with swelling under my left shoulder that goes down to the side of my rib with some swelling on my chest.?
Atypical Chest: Always warrants medical evaluation sooner rather than later. You need a thorough Physical Examination, Chest X-Ray, Lab Work including a CBC and test for Mono, possibly a CT of your chest. I am concerned about the possibility of a Aortic problem which is a life-threatening emergency. Go to ER immediately. ...Read more
I am a 50yo overweight female with constant left sided low back/side pain x6mos that is severe at times. Sometimes I have upper back pain which wraps around above my rib cage that is worse upon waking in the am but does subside throughout the day.
Upper back pain (skin fells sore) rib cage pain on both sides but more noticeable on front lower left ribs. What could it be?
Lots: This could be lots of things. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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
What would cause one sharp deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain.
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?
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
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
What causes upper back pain and left chest pain around the same area. Steady sharp pain from area left chest to To same distance straight to upper back? Feels like a pinch when I'm moving
Many possible, r/oMI: Various issues can yield left chest pain radiating into the upper back. First you need an EKG to rule out a myocardial infarction, as it can present in the manner you're describing, but is usually, but not always, accompanied by chest heaviness, shortness of breath, sweats, and left arm or neck pain. A chest xray will show wether is it pneumonia or maybe just a sprained pec muscle ...Read more
Right sided chest pain all day. I could reproduce it. Upper back pain.1 left side chest pain, same as right side. Can't reproduce. Doc says heart ok.
You might be able to find tender knots and ropes in chest and upper back muscles. Suggest seeing a specialist who knows about myofascial pain. Most of the pain in the body comes from injury to muscle and fascia, and the inflammation in the injured tissue that comes from food that is not good for us.
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1 yr chronic upper back pain. Now 5 sec. Pinching pains in left breast and chest and straight back to shoulderblade. What causes this?
Upper back pain?: Have you had a neck injury? Do you work stooped over at a desk? The new pain sounds like it might be nerve-related. Consider seeing a doctor since you have had it for one year already and are getting new symptoms now. ...Read more
What would cause 1 sharp, 5 second, deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain. Fear cardiac. PCP says heart ok
Muscular?: Often, sharp, brief pains in the chest are due to strained ligaments or joints In chest wall where rib joins to breast bone, called costochondritis. When you bend, turn, deep breathe, or cough this can cause brief stabbing pain. Usually heat to area and Advil or aleve (naproxen) can help. If pain continues to occur, or gets worse, or you get short of breath or other symptoms, see doctor again. Good luck! ...Read more
Symptoms: headaches, neck, shoulder and upper back pain, chest tightness on left side, sometimes hurts to sit up, jaw pain, short of breath...Why?
Myofascial pain syndrome. In addition to local tenderness, referred pain. Mfp is characterized by other associated symptoms:
increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted motion, pain when the muscle is stretched, and a subjective feeling of weakness in the muscle. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances and jaw pain may also be present.
See pain management specialist for diagnosis. ...Read more
Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder down into elbowsharp?
Have a medical check:
If this pain is persisting for more than 1-2 weeks and is getting worse, then further testing is indicated. This should include a medical check up by your doctor who may order appropriate tests to find the cause of your pain.
A chest x-ray is the simplest first test. If needed, a ct scan may be the next best test. Bones in the chest, left shoulder area can be another source of pain/should be check. ...Read more
Muscle or nerve: A thorough physical is needed to diagnose the cause of your pain. However any pain in that region can be traced down to inflammation or traumatic injury of the soft tissues there (skin, muscle, nerve) unless the pain is inside the thorax or around the lungs (inflammation of the pleura or lung covering) ...Read more
Have upper back pain/burning on both r & l side, below ribs. Pain sometimes starts in chest and radiates to back. History of low k. Can it be related?
See your doctor: With persistent symptoms such as these, your best bet is to see your doctor so he/she can examine you. ...Read more
Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?
Nerves "shoot": The pattern described is commonly seen with irritation of cervical nerve root impingement, possibly C4 and C5 in this case. Brachial plexopathy can cause a similar pattern, but usually see numbness, weakness, tingling, or burning with this, often times the symptoms reported improve after the muscle spasm is treated. If not, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have sharp upper back pain, that radiates all the way through my chest randomly throughout the day. I am only 22 years old, what could cause this?
Musculoskeletal?: Is most likely but if symptoms persist would recommend talking to your physician. ...Read more
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
I've had mid to upper back pain for 2months now that gets worse when lying down and causes some chest pain. What could it be?
See your doctor to get examined and get some test. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact with me on my Virtual Practice at :
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