Upper back pain help and questions.

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I’m 20 years old for the past year I’ve been getting on and off back pain. I think it stems from sitting for long periods of time. Im doing online school work where I’ll sit from 8am- 4. I think the main thing I’m worried about is that I have thrown up before while having the pain. Has anyone else had this? If you have, was there anything that helped it? 

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    There are a lot of people in this world who sit at a computer all day long at least as many hours as you are and they are a lot older. Which makes me question whether you're back pain is actually from sitting at the computer or not. A lot of people lean forward a lot when they're using a desktop computer. You want to be careful that you're not doing that when you're sitting at your desk. You also might consider taking a yoga class for a while. That will help you get into stretching your muscles and if you don't know yoga you can learn some of the stretches they do and you can do them at home after you're done on the computer. When your back is hurting badly you might want to try some ibuprofen because it helps reduce inflammation and then I recommend icing your back rather than heat. Most people want to put a heating pad on their back but when it's a new injury you need to use ice to reduce the swelling.

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    Even I work for 9 hours sitting same place and i am facing acute back ache and shoulder pains.My doctor has recommended me for Soma pain relief which is really working good and can feel the result.Ask your doctor about it.
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    It concerns me that you say that you have thrown up while having the pain.  I am much older than you and have arthritis in my pain and back and it's been quite severe at times but I have never thrown up so maybe it's nothing to do with  your back or the fact that you sit at a computer for hours.  You really should get up every hour and have a walk about as it's not good to sit for that long.  

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    I spend a lot of time in pain groups in Facebook and I have heard other people say that they throw up when their pain gets bad. So I don't think it's all that unusual. But it should be checked out by a doctor regardless.

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