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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?

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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Does scoliosis cause back pain -one side of my upper back and burning sensation?

Does scoliosis cause back pain -one side of my upper back and burning sensation?

It can: Yes scoliosis can cause this. Symptomatic treatment with heat/ice/massage/stretching is usually adequate. If not see a spine physiatrist or surgeon to discuss further. ...Read more

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Really bad upper back pain behind rib and down the left side what could be the cause of it? Muscles?

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

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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?

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

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What causes upper back pain? Present 1 yr. Cervical steonosis but nothing on MRI of throastic. Shifts from side to side. Around blade area. Any ideas

What causes upper back pain? Present 1 yr. Cervical steonosis but nothing on MRI of throastic. Shifts from side to side. Around blade area. Any ideas

Most likely: Postural abnormality leading to altered alignment of thoracic vertebrae or unequal strain on small tendons and muscles attached to the thoracic vertebrae again due to postural imbalance. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can a 4 bulging disk in the neck cause shoulder, neck, and upper back pain on both sides? What could it be that didn't show on the MRI ?

Can a 4 bulging disk in the neck cause shoulder, neck, and upper back pain on both sides? What could it be that didn't show on the MRI ?

Yes: If you have 4 bulging discs in your neck they could cause all the symptoms you just described on both sides. If it was a c4 disc bulge that can also cause all the symptoms you just described. Lastly looking at your age, i would surprised to see a lot of pathology but it is possible. If this was related to a car accident, it could also be whiplash injury as well. ...Read more

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Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain

Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain

Upper back pain: If the pain has been ongoing for the past seven months and persists despite physical therapy then it is likely not a pulled muscle. Pain that limits physical activities warrants imaging of the cervical and thoracic spine. See a spine specialist to find the cause and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper back pain?

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

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What causes upper back pain usually?

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 could be the cause of my upper back pain?

Many Possibilities: Given that this has been going on for so long, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Upper back pain on both sides. What could it be?

Upper back pain on both sides.  What could it be?

Upper back pain: is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US leading to nerve problem. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. It is a conservative non-surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Would cercical steonis cause upper back pain?

YES: Typically caused by the tug of war your paraspinal muscles and other soft tissues trying to maintain the spacing between your vertebrae. ...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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Upper back pain while and after eating. What could be the cause?

Upper back pain while and after eating. What could be the cause?

Hiatal hernia.: It is possble that you have esophagitis, hiatal hernia and poor digestion. Unlikely could be esophageal pocket or diverticulum. ...Read more

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Reflux causes upper back pain in third trimester?

Back pain : Yes reflux can cause back pain especially while pregnant. Talk to you ob/gyn to see what can be done for this. Other wise need to wait till the pregnancy is over to have it resolve on it own. ...Read more

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Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Can military posture cause upper back pain?

Military posture: Hello. The stiff, knees locked, erect, shoulders pulled back posture may be an irritant to the thoracic spine when standing like this for extensive prolonged periods of time. Can't be avoided though. Soldiers won't ever be allowed to stand in a more "neutral" positions. ...Read more