Upper back pain on right side of spine?

Many possibilities. More info. Is required to give you the most complete answer, but the possibilities include muscle strain/spasm (levator scapula, rhomboid, trapezius), referred pain from the spine (disc herniation, ligament sprain, osteoarthritis), among others. If persistent and not improving with 1-2 weeks of relative rest, over-the-counter analgesics and ice or heat, then see your physician for an evaluation.

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I was diagnosed with an 11 degree S curve in my spine a few yrs ago. I have exercised a lot since then. I've noticed severe mid upper back pain lately.

Follow up. If you were diagnosed with scoliosis several years ago and are now having worsening pain, youight want to consider a follow up appointment for an exam and repeat X-rays just to make sure your curve had not significantly progressed. Read more...

I've been having a pain in my abdomen, just below my breats, as well as upper back pain in my spine. Almost like how you feel when nervous.?

Unexplained pain, especially penetration pain which travels from your upper abdomen to your back is a dangerous symptoms, especially associated with gaseousness, nausea, or vomiting: get seen today! Read more...

If I ve some degenerative changes in my spine and chronic upper back pain can getting married and sex risk to agravatte the back? And should I avoid?

No. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Pain in general has been shown to be better in sexually active and married individuals. Specific acts which cause pain and not pleasure should not be pursued, but changing things should be healthy and bonding for your marriage. If pregnancy is in the picture, make sure your habits allow for medication free management of pain. Best wishes. Read more...
Indirectly. Stress and anxiety related to it can exacerbate pain and muscle tension as well as overly aggressive sex and certain sexual positions when sustained which are not favorable to a neutral spine position can do it. Read more...

Upper back pain extending down my spine. I have barrett's esophagus from the purging. Could these be related?

Yes. Barrett's Esophagus can be accompanied by inflammation or ulceration of the esophagus.Pain can be in chest, upper abdomen & back.Also,purging (self-induced vomiting) can tighten chest muscles causing dresulting in rib dysfunction.When ribs then fail to move properly w/ respiration, upper back pain is common.If esophagitis isn't the cause, I recommend an osteopathic hands-on exam to check/fix ribs. Read more...

I had a strong upper back pain, even when I walk I have pain in the central lower back as well, can be related to nerves or spine problems?

Back pain. Many conditions can cause back pain. In younger patients scoliosis is the most common cause. It can also be due to muscle spasm due to poor posture or improper lifting or twisting. Arthritic conditions and disk disease are more common in older patients but can happen on young adults as well. An x ray of the back would help. Read more...
Yes. Back pain could be due to nerve impingement from spinal disc problems or it could be muscular. Only a doctor who evaluates you in person can diagnose you. Read more...

Cervical steonosis cause middle upper back pain right in middle on spine? Or would that be from scoliosis or arthritics? Hurts when I get to work

Many Possibilities. Depending on how long it's been going on, 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 more...

Upper back pain, slight curve in spine. Chiropractor says I need 40+ session. Second opinion? Please see xray: http://tinypic. Com/r/f4oetj/5

Second opinion yes. Nice idea to show us the xray very useful not a very bad curve in a 38 year old person i would definitely seek another opinion upper back pain can be very hard to treat but is not usually indicative of serious pathology and i would tend to doubt that the curve has much to do with it / seek out an orthopedic spine specalist perhaps best of luck with this problem. Read more...