upper back pain?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
upper back pain?
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Tue, 02-17-2004 - 1:48pm
Hi-I am new here, and have a concern-I have upper back pain form time to time, usually on my right side, and it goes anywhere from my trapezius area, to right along my spine, or around my shoulder blade and rib area. I have a history of back problems, from an injury, but it is a low back injury. I do have "Knots" in my upper back area, but I also have heard pain in the upper back can signal a heart attack. I am 37, not overweight, but do also have a history of anxiety-and, I feel slight tightness in my chest off/on the last 2 days-I am pretty worried about it..any clues? thanks.
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Registered: 03-31-2003
In reply to: kelz2003
Tue, 02-17-2004 - 8:03pm
If you're concerned about it, the best thing to do is talk to a doctor. I've also read a lot about women having different symptoms of heart problems besides the classic chest pain; but I had chest pain, so it's hard for me to comment.