Left Upper Back Pain When I Wake Up With Tightness?
Morning doctor, I want to ask. Lately, my left upper back often hurts when I wake up. And sometimes it often feels stuffy. I wonder why? Thank you in advance.
Thank you for the question.
Pain in the left upper back accompanied by shortness may occur due to disturbances in the respiratory tract, for example due to pleurisy, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, pleural effusion, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other acute respiratory infections. It is also possible, the pain and tightness that you feel occurs due to disorders in other organ systems, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, scoliosis, gastritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart attacks, fibromyalgia, nerve nerves, allergies, malnutrition, panic attacks, psychosomatic disorders, viral infections or bacteria, specific phobias, and so on.
In fact, there are many and varied conditions that can trigger your complaints. Therefore, ensuring it is certainly not enough just based on online consultations like this. First, you need to have yourself checked by a doctor or internist in order to have a thorough physical examination, accompanied by x-rays, ultrasound, heart records, or lung physiology tests if necessary. Depending on the cause, later the doctor can give you different treatments.
In the meantime, so that your pain and tightness improves, we recommend that you first compress your back with warm water, don't be carelessly pressed or sorted. Make sure you exercise regularly to stretch your back muscles, for example by swimming, yoga, or doing floor exercises. Do not forget, always wear loose and comfortable clothes, eat more regularly, diligently drink warm water, stay away from substances that might make you allergic, get enough sleep, use a flat and not too soft sleeping pad, and don't smoke.
Hope this helps ...