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Upper back pain, chest pain. Pains to swallow solid food

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I am having back pains in the upper part of my back, but it is also acheing in the front of my chest too. When I swallow food it hurts sometimes, but not when i swallow liguid like milk or water.
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 51 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

There are couple of possibilities in your case.

1. Acid peptic disease/ulceration in G.I.Tract
2. Some cardiac problem
3. Muscular pain

The most likely possibility seems to be acid peptic disease.

Still to have things clarified it is important that you visit your EKG to rule out cardiac problem.

In mean time please try following,

1. Avoid foods that are spicy, XXXXXXX in calories. Avoid junk food and soft drinks.
2. Take small frequent meals.
3. Avoid going to sleep for at least 2 hours after taking food.
4. Avoid tobacco in any form.
5. remain active and try to avoid stress.
6. For back pain you can apply any local analgesic that you are comfortable with .You can also take analgesic like Tylenol for some pain relief along with antacid.

Please consult your doctor for having precise diagnosis.

I hope this helps.

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