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    What causes mid back pain radiating to the right side of the chest?

Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Back Pain
Question: ihave back pain mid back that goes to my chest on my right side stays almost constant

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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be nerve compression in dorsal spine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi , I am Dr Gopal Goel , Orthopedic Surgeon.
In my opinion ,this pain in mid back going to right side of chest , could be due to nerve compression in dorsal spine, due to osteophytes or disc disease.
Start mild pain killers , muscle relaxants , pregabalin , and spinal extension exercises. Also get an MRI to confirm the diagnosis.
Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Gopal Goel 43 hours later
I had a bone densitity test about a month a go and it said I had osteophytes and was told to take vitimine d so do I need to get an appoitmintent with a orthopedrtic docotor
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please consult an orthopedic surgeon.

Detailed Answer:
Bone densitometry will show osteopenia/osteoporosis and not osteophytes. Please check the report or better consult and orthopedic surgeon.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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