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Upper back pain(spasms)that radiates 2 the left right under

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Upper back pain(spasms)that radiates 2 the left right under the left breast, anything I swallow( foods, pills, it goes fight to the spot spot & in turns causes the area 2 have a spasm
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: No injuries, the spasms have been there for about 4 days, when I eat & swallow, it like the food goes directly 2 the upper back& chest & cause a sharp spasms
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: I am taking Advil & well as Vicodin, as well as cold therapy, but not getting any better
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

How old are you?

Do you have any other symptom?

Is it only related to swallowing?

How ftrequently does the spasm occur?

Do you have any other past illness?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

I was waiting for your reply.

I am sending the answer to your question.
Your symptoms seems to be due to esophageal spasm.
The cause is not always clear.
This can be elicited by taking very cold or hot food.
You can try avoiding very cold or hot food.
Anxiety, stress, GERD may be associated.
In case of GERD, there can be irritation causing the spasm.
I would suggest to have an examination by doctor.
Antianxiety, antidepressants, GERD medicines, calcium channel blockers, nitrates are usually prescribed.
You can try Zantc, antacid, meanwhile.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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