I Am Feeling Pain In My Upper Back And A Little Bit Of Shortness Of Breath What Could Cause This

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I Am Feeling Pain In My Upper Back And A Little Bit Of Shortness Of Breath What Could Cause This

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?

Answer

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