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What can cause upper back pain?
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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Sacher
Dr. Mark Sacher
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
In brief: Additional thoughts
This was answered very well by dr. M. Sacher. I'd like to add, however, that much benign back pain can be caused by malfunctioning vertebrae or ribs, spasms, or pinched nerves.
A good history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam can often find such problems which can be easily correct by manipulation.

In brief: Additional thoughts
This was answered very well by dr. M. Sacher. I'd like to add, however, that much benign back pain can be caused by malfunctioning vertebrae or ribs, spasms, or pinched nerves.
A good history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam can often find such problems which can be easily correct by manipulation.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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