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Upper back pain, chest pain. Hurts more when smoking. Reason?

What could be the reason for my upper midsection back part of my body hurt its really sore some times my chest will hurt in the middle. When I smoke pot or ciggerets it seems to hurt even more. I ve seen a cardiologist and they said my heart is fine so that s good , but I don t know what s wrong. I ve also been to the gastroenteritis . They said that look good except for having abnormal cells and they said its E O E so I have to go find out what I m allergic too. so I thought I would give u a background of what s going on with me.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
hi michelle,
If your cardiologist says that your heart is normal and pain is not because of cardiac cause then another common cause of chest pain and upper back pain are-
one is gastritis i.e. increased acid secretion in your stomach which causes chest discomfort or pain
second is musculoskeletal like degenerative disc disease which is more seen in smokers .
ithink you should go to orthopedic surgeon and get your upper back ( thoracic spine) x ray done.
neverthless remember one thing that though ,today if dont have cardiac cause of chest pain your heart is definately at risk if you continue smoking
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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