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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
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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
What tests would best determine the cause of upper back pain, with should pain also? Where would you go for those tests?
First step first: I am not sure what is the nature of your pain (when does it occur, left vs right or mid, during day/night, at rest, when active, or both), and how long you have had this pain. Also, any trauma? Type of work you do? First and right thing to do is consult with your doc for a thorough history and physical examination, which maybe all u need, and work-up if needed. Motrin/aleve for now. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been 2 days im gettin upper back pain in middle sometimes goin dwn what can be yhe cause of it i can't sit for long beacuse of the pain?
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. Initial treatment with progressive activity and anti-inflammatory meds is reasonable. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...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?
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