Category Archives: Back Pain

Back Pain

Stretches for Fibromyalgia Pain in Upper Back

Fibromyalgia is thought to be an autoimmune disease that causes widespread chronic pain. This pain manifests in the muscles throughout the body and ranges from moderate to severe pain.  Regular exercise and stretches have been found to decrease pain levels in fibromyalgia patients. There are medications that are used to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but they come with a plethora of side-affects. Continue reading

Sleeping Positions to Avoid Back Pain

Back pain is something that almost everyone will experience to some degree during their lifetime. The spine and the muscles supporting it are put under great amounts of stress throughout our normal daily activities. Sports, jobs, chores, dancing and other activities can add more stress than our spine and muscles can handle, resulting in back pain. Believe it or not, sleeping on a poor mattress or the wrong size pillow can cause back pain. There are some sleeping positions that can prevent or reduce back pain. Continue reading

Right Quadrant Back Pain Relief

A number of things can cause right quadrant back pain. Injury to the muscles or vertebra in the upper or mid back is generally the cause of most right quadrant back pain. If you don’t remember injuring or straining your back, it is important to see a doctor to rule out gall bladder and gastrointestinal conditions that could be causing pain. Continue reading

Upper Back Pain Exercises

Upper back pain can be caused by bad posture, injury and stress.  Exercises for upper back pain are really stretches. Good posture is necessary for performing the stretches correctly. If you don’t know if you have good posture, your doctor or physical therapist can help you. To stand with good posture your back should be straight with a natural S curve. Your hips and shoulders should be in line with each other. Continue reading

Exercises to Reduce Upper Back Pain

Finding relief from upper back pain is a process that has been going on for thousands of years. From simple rest to the latest medicines and modern techniques, people have been searching for the right methods to treat their upper back pain in the most effective manner possible. While prescribed drugs and advanced techniques can be effective, the oldest methods of treating upper back pain have proven to be effective as well. Continue reading

Back Pain After Eating

One of the more common, but unusual symptoms that millions of people can suffer from on occasion is back pain after eating a meal or snack. Associating back pain with food introduced in the stomach may seem counterintuitive, but there have been substantial clinical studies that show for certain persons, eating a particular type of food can indeed cause the stomach or intestines to expand and put pressure on the muscles of the back. Continue reading

Back Pain and Nausea

Back pain and nausea symptoms together can be caused by several different medical conditions. Depending on where the back pain is located and when the nausea occurs can help determine if a serious medical condition is occurring or if the nausea is caused by severe back pain. Nausea or vomiting can occur as a symptom of severe back pain and not be a symptom of some other medical condition. Continue reading

Sudden Upper Back Pain

It strikes without warning, usually while trying to stand or by catching your balance you feel the sudden upper back pain that is the sure sign of a muscle spasm. You feel instant pain that stays with you for the next two to three day, sometimes longer depending on the severity and is especially annoying when you move around or try to find a comfortable position. Continue reading

Severe Upper Back Pain

Severe upper back pain can be a debilitating condition that affects every facet of life. When the muscles in the upper back, shoulders and neck spasm, they can cause pain. Some people develop severe migraine headaches that are collateral damage due to muscle tension and spasms in the upper back, shoulders and neck. Experiencing nausea or vomiting due to sever upper back pain in not uncommon. The nerves that go to the stomach and abdominal organs are located in the upper and mid spine. When these nerves are pinched or affected by pressure from muscle spasms, nausea or vomiting can occur.
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Upper Back Pain Nausea

Upper back pain, unlike lower back, is not common. It is characterized by pain and discomfort in the neck, upper back, or middle back. The pain occurs between the bottom of the neck to the base of the rib cage. There are twelve vertebrae in the upper and middle back. These vertebrae are attached to the rib cage, and work in cooperation with the rib cage to keep the organs protected. Continue reading

Severe Back Pain Causes

That sudden, painful twinge you feel in your back may not be a sign of aging. It may be an indication of severe back pain which affects tens of millions of people at some point in their lives. Severe back pain has many different causes, but unlike simple muscle soreness which can be treated by resting severe back pain will require some form of more advanced treatment depending on the causes. Continue reading

Exercise for Upper Back Pain

Finding ways to treat upper back pain have been going on for thousands of years. From simple rest to surgery depending on the cause and severity of the condition, upper back pain is one of the most common ailments that afflict people. For the less serious, more common types of upper back pain that is caused through the overuse or spasm of muscle groups located in the upper back region, there are a number of simple, effective treatments that will both relieve the pain and strengthen the back muscles to reduce further incidents of upper back pain. Continue reading