• neds neds
    February 11, 2010
    What causes upper back pain, shortness of breath?
    neds neds
    February 11, 2010

    I was driving and I started to feel shortness of breath and pain in my upper back. What could be the cause of these symptoms?



  • MonicaRD
    Health Pro
    February 16, 2010
    Health Pro
    February 16, 2010

    Hi Neds,

     I recommend you see your physician about the pain. Pain in the back and shortness of breath can be a sign of heart trouble or problems with your lungs and they are worth investigating.  As a general rule, any time you have a sudden onset of a symptom like this - particularly if it involves your breathing or pain in your chest - you should seek medical advice immediately.

    Here are some links that might be of use to you:

    Breathing difficulty

    Symptoms of a Heart Attack and Stroke 


    Best of luck,

    Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN


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