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Why Do I Have A Pain In My Upper Back When I Swallow
Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy? Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.
Invasive procedures,: such as EGD and colonoscopy, often cause discomfort afterwards, especially if biopsies are taken. Taking biopsies requires cutting out a tiny piece of the lining of your stomach and/or colon, it is normal for this to be painful. If it is painful to swallow, try drinking liquids and/or soft foods in order to allow your body to recover. ...Read more
Upper back pain for the last 2 days, and my throat feels lumpy, making it discomfortable to swallow solids. Also heartburn for yers, but controlled.
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Various Causes: There are very many causes of upper back pain. You need to get evaluated by a spinal specialist and your pcp to arrive at a diagnosis. It may or may not be related to your spine. It could be muscle related, or even causes like vascular pathologies can cause pain in the same area, and many other type causes.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What tests would best determine the cause of upper back pain, with should pain also? Where would you go for those tests?
Physical exam: Palpation of trigger points i find MRI of the thoracic spine to be a waste of time and money for evaluating upper back pain with tenderness unless you have a past history of cancer or trauma historyor pain rhat radiates in band like fashion around to front only reasons to get one . Pain with tenderness just chronic muscula treatable disc abnormalities in the nonmovable part of spone rare abide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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