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Upper back pain

Upper back pain: Introduction

Upper back pain: Pain in the upper back region. See detailed information below for a list of 20 causes of Upper back pain, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Upper back pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Upper back pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Upper back pain:

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Upper back pain: Symptom Checker

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Alternative Treatments for Upper back pain

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Stories from Users for Upper back pain

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Message Boards for Upper back pain

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Upper back pain: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Upper back pain

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Upper back pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Upper back pain

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Upper back pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Upper back pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Upper back pain:

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Detailed list of causes of Upper back pain

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How Common are these Causes of Upper back pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Upper back pain. Of the 20 causes of Upper back pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 17 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Upper back pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Upper back pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Upper back pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Upper back pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Upper back pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Upper back pain:

    Back pain (479 causes), Back symptoms (1093 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Upper back pain:

    Lower back pain (89 causes), Back pain (479 causes), Chest pain (1053 causes), Side pain (33 causes), Shoulder pain (107 causes), Poor posture, Back injury, Whiplash, Back strain, Exertion, Bending or lifting, Large breasts, Osteoporosis (313 causes), Spinal disc disease, Ruptured spinal disc, Referred back pain (7 causes)

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