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What causes discomfort in upper back?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Hi i have had a discomfort in my upper back like my lung area the top portion of my backside. Sometumes to my front but i had a mri lsdt year of lumbar and neck
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Upper back muscle spasm

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

It could be due to upper back muscle spasm. This can cause pain in the upper back.

Do apply hot packs to the painful regions, keep well hydrated, avoid repetitive activities with the hands like prolonged periods of typing, do back stretching exercises. Avoid bending neck forward or lifting weights.

You can take Tablet Diclofenac and Thicolchicoside combination twice a day for 5 days after meals and Tablet Ranitidine 150mg twice a day for 5 days before meals.

Kindly tell me the report of your MRI Spine to look for any predisposing factors.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (21 hours later)
Should i be worried of any chest or lung issues. I mean i had mri of lunber neck and head last year. But again i do have herniated disc in back and neck.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can get it looked at by a CT Surgeon

Detailed Answer:
It doesn't obviously mean a serious lung and chest problem. But a physical examination by a cardiothoracic surgeon or ENT surgeon would be worthwhile.

It doesn't seem to be a neck condition either.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (2 days later)
I still have some discomfort in my upper back. I am a little nervous should i be worried? I had blood work 2 weeks ago and all was good.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (39 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Healthy lifestyle

Detailed Answer:
Nothing to worry. Eat healthy. Keep well hydrated. Exercise regularly. Apply hot packs. You should be fine. Do follow up on your progress.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Brief Answer: Upper back muscle spasm Detailed Answer: Hi there. It could be due to upper back muscle spasm. This can cause pain in the upper back. Do apply hot packs to the painful regions, keep well hydrated, avoid repetitive activities with the hands like prolonged periods of typing, do back stretching exercises. Avoid bending neck forward or lifting weights. You can take Tablet Diclofenac and Thicolchicoside combination twice a day for 5 days after meals and Tablet Ranitidine 150mg twice a day for 5 days before meals. Kindly tell me the report of your MRI Spine to look for any predisposing factors. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu