Pain in the Right Side

26 Jun 2014

These pains are symptoms, which left untended can cause lost nights of sleep and the sensation of shortness of breath, or the feeling that an anxiety attack is around the corner. Upper right back pain in particular can usually be attributed to one of these key postural strains.

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A “muscle strain” of the neck is a common diagnosis given when a patient presents a stiff neck. In some cases, this may represent a true “muscle strain”, or “pulled muscle” involving the muscles around the spine of the neck. However, muscle spasm is a common symptom that can result when other areas of the neck are injured. Problems that are commonly referred to as a muscle strain may also involve injury of other soft tissues of the neck including: the disc, the ligaments around the spinal segment, and the muscles. Injury to any, or all, of these structures may cause similar symptoms.

The main symptom with upper right back pain is a dull aching pain that is localized to the specific region of the back. The patient can also experience occasional muscle spasms, which most chiropractors and physicians consider abnormal, and are not extremely painful but can become more painful if they occur close to the spinal column. Additionally, when the sufferer is breathing deeply or when the region afflicted is touched, pain can occur. There is also difficulty in mobility when moving the neck and shoulders.

Signs and symptoms of neck arthritis

This condition is usually seen in older patients. Many patients with minor neck arthritis may experience little or no symptoms. As the condition progresses patients may experience pain and stiffness in the neck and a reduced available range of neck movement. In more severe cases involving spinal cord or nerve compression, pain, pins and needles, weakness or numbness may be experienced in the neck, upper back, shoulders, arms or hands.

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