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Upper Back Pain


  • The authors present a case of a 29-year-old woman who presented to a family medicine clinic for ongoing management of schizophrenia with noticeable tardive dyskinesia and complaints of neck and upper back pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This column emphasizes the importance of ruling out serious life-threatening conditions in patients who present with common complaints and no traditional red flag symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Various rare presentations after dural puncture, such as upper back pain, arm pain, thoracic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction have been sparsely reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We analyzed their clinical and radiological presentation, intraoperative findings, and postoperative outcome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • How the pain presents itself. In order to narrow down the list of potential causes, your back pain will be classified based on your description and the location of the pain.[pinnaclechiropractic.net]
Myofascial Trigger Point
  • OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of traditional Thai massage (TTM) on electromyographic (EMG) activity, muscle tension and pain intensity in patients with upper back pain associated with myofascial trigger points (MTrPs).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Sometimes excess activity can cause myofascial trigger points in the upper back muscles. Trigger points are areas of spasm like activity in small distinct areas of a larger muscle. These can be very painful and tender, and difficult to treat.[living-with-back-pain.org]
Wrist Pain
  • Pain Just beyond your elbow, all the muscles on the back of your forearm converge into a single thick tendon, the common extensor tendon.[painscience.com]


  • RESULTS: Improvements in the VAS and NDI scores were seen in the treatment group but were not significant when compared with the controls.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Although not curative, osteopathic manipulative treatment can provide palliative relief for patients with tardive dyskinesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The custodial workers received once-per-week hands-on treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Non-physical Treatments If the results of your pain questionnaire are abnormal, your pain specialist will offer you one of the non-physical treatments listed below: Psychological Treatment Depression Treatment Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Rehabilitation[pijn.com]
  • Why do traditional upper back pain treatments fail? Most traditional treatments fail because they simply address the symptoms and fail to address the cause of the condition. Your pain is a physical problem and it requires a physical solution.[losethebackpain.com]


  • Prognosis The prognosis of thoracic back pain will depend on the underling cause and specific circumstances of the individual. Thoracic back pain is more likely than neck or low back pain to indicate underlying pathology.[patient.info]
  • While the diagnosis can be suspected from history and physical examination, plain roentgenography, as well as occasional computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, are often helpful in accurate diagnosis and prognosis.[aafp.org]
  • The majority of studies included in this review were cross-sectional in design, limiting inferences about causality and prognosis for TSP.[doi.org]


  • Abstract The epidemiological and clinical literature identifies strong associations between adult headache, cervical and thoracic spine dysfunction and spinal posture.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • ]. b) It can be used for a variety of study designs, including epidemiological studies, as reflected by previously published epidemiological systematic reviews that have employed this tool [ 33, 38 ].[doi.org]
  • Epidemiology [ 1 ] A review found the range of prevalence estimates of thoracic back pain in the general population to be very broad because of many factors, including the different definitions and duration of thoracic back pain included.[patient.info]
  • Epidemiology of spinal osteoporosis. Spine. 1997;22(24 Suppl):2S–11S. ... 2. Melton LJ 3d, Kan SH, Frye MA, Wahner HW, O'Fallon WM, Riggs BL. Epidemiology of vertebral fractures in women. Am J Epidemiol. 1989;129:1000–11. 3.[aafp.org]
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  • Although the exact pathophysiological mechanism has not been elucidated, results after thoracoscopic microdiscectomy are quite encouraging.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • These worries are not unfounded, because there is a substantial risk of subsequent fractures of all types and further morbidity in persons who have had a vertebral compression fracture. 9 Pathophysiology and Risk Factors Vertebral compression fractures[aafp.org]


  • To prevent this chronic slouching and forward head carriage state, one easy trick is to perform a quick exercise known as Bruegger’s postural position (seen below).[atpplusct.com]
  • Regular physical exercise appeared to prevent or reduce neck and upper back pain. The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society of Occupational Medicine. All rights reserved.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • These results may give potential for preventive efforts at a young age. There is still much uncertainty about the factors leading to musculoskeletal pain, and more research is needed on this topic. Copyright 2010 Society for Adolescent Medicine.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • How to prevent upper back pain: With some types of back pain, there are a few steps you can take to prevent and relieve oncoming upper back pain: Wear comfortable, supportive shoes and avoid high heels.[tuckclinic.com]
  • Keeping the muscles in your upper back strong is an essential component of back pain prevention.[bestbackpaintips.com]

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