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Why Do I Have A Pain In My Upper Back When I Swallow
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have pain in my upper back to the right of my thoracic vertebra Ive had this pain since i was little when im stressed do I have chronic back pain?
Yes,but if you: only have it when you are stressed,, it is due to tension and should be relieved w/muscle relaxers or pain killers or antianxiety medications ...Read more
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
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
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