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What causes pain in the upper back?

unexplained upper back pain on both sides. I have had lower back issues my whole life that come and go, but this is new. I have been doing yard work, but this is unusual.....often you will hear that someone ignored a basic pain and it turned out to be something serious (just happened to a coworker)
Thu, 7 Jun 2018
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Can be related to gastritis or a muscle spasm. Oral muscle relaxants can help.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
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