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Upper back pain when coughing, sneezing, laughing. Comfortable to sit straight

hi i have upper back pain it started on friday and when i went to bed it was very painful when i lay down and moved in bed. at one point i was cryin with the pain. the pain is still there constantly it hurts when i cough , sneeze , laugh and even when i eat. it feels more comfortable qhen i sit up straight. the pain is from the middle ov my back and goes across my shoulders and my neck , i seam to get a shooting pain up my spine to my neck every now and then. thanx lisa aged 31
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Hi Lisa,
Thanks for writing your query..

After reading your post, it seems that you are having pain due to muscle spasm.

You should get yourself clinically examined by an Orthopedic surgeon and get properly investigated.
Get a MRI of your neck and back done.

You can take pain killer like Ibuprofen one tablet twice a day after meals along with an antacid like Omeprazole 20 mg.

Hot fomentation and application locally of pain relieving gel will be helpful.

Avoid lifting heavy weights.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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