Upper back pain caused by trapped gas?

Yes. It is possible, often characterized as a sharp sensation, if it persist or become frequent and medical evaluation may be warranted.

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Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

May be gas in large. This may be what we call the "splenic flexure syndrome" where we get gas in the large intestine where the intestine flexes from the tranversecolon to the left descending colon - across the top of the abdomen and down to the left side. The intestine turns under where the spleen is and that is why it is called the splenic flexure where the intestine turns. Intestine gas can build up = pain. Read more...

I have gerd, when I have a lot of gas I get upper back pain, goes away after burping, happens when I eat big meals usually?

Simethicone. Simethicone dissolves the gas and that will help you. Obviously, eat smaller meals. Check and make sure you are not gulping down air when nervous or talking too fast (aerophagy). Consider taking a proton pump inhibitor to fix your gerd. May want to discuss your options with a GI specialist, may want to check for barrett's esophagus at some point also. Read more...

Can costochondritis cause upper back pain along with the chest pain?

chest not upper back. It is an inflammation of the joint where the rib joins with the cartilage which in turn attaches 2 ur sternum. This is usually located along the chest ; does not usually cause back pain in the upper back. Read more...