Upper Back ache

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I have recently started with upper back ache.  Its around the area of where my bra strap lies.  I started with neck and shoulder aches around two weeks ago but after a sports massage this has now gone but now I have stared with a ache/pain in this area.  Has anyone has anything like this and what may have caused it or anything that can help it?



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    Hi AmandaFA,

    Get it checked out by your doc.  It's probably nothing serious but best to make sure. Often the medical advice is to exercise. I find mind-body exercise like Tai Chi, Pilates, Yoga etc. is good to improve posture and helps with back pain.

    Good luck

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    Hi Amanda,  so sorry to hear your'e in pain.  On Christmas Day I had to go to A and E as I was feeling very poorly, to cut a long story short, I had some kind of viral infection which took a while to clear but eventually it went.  What I was left with was a constant pain exactly where my bra would fasten.  We are now into my sixth month of this and I have had lots of tests and am now awaiting the results of an mri scan.  The pain/soreness gets worse when my back touches something (like the back of a chair when sitting) but if someone were to massage my back it wouldn't hurt - so very odd!  I am now on strong painkillers and various other medications and to my utter dismay, can no longer wear a bra as it hurts so much.  I do hope that you can find an answer quicker than me.  Before this happened I was going to the gym regularly and considered myself fit!  Hope this helps and good luck.
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    Hi Amanda,

    Have got the MRI scan back but the doctor hasn't rang me so I am assuming that it's OK.  I am still in pain and still can't wear a bra even the elastic aged pull on types hurt at the back.  I am taking co-cocodamol, amitriptyline and gabapentin the latter two for what they are guessing is nerve pain?  I am now booked to see a reumatologist in July.  It's all very frustrating as I was always very active and went to the gym whenever time allowed.  I do hope you get some positive news soon and if you have relief from anything maybe you could let me know.  Anyway, I will not be beaten and I'm off to the airport in an hour for a much needed break.  Take care x

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