Pain Management Community
A strange sound when inhaling deeply
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pain management, chronic pain, arthritis, back pain, cancer, headaches, movement disorders pain, and muscle pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

A strange sound when inhaling deeply

I have a upper left side back pain and a strange sound poping sound when I inhale deeply, does any-one have ideas what is the cause of this?


This discussion is related to i have strange cracking and popping sounds in my upper spinal area when i inhale .
Related Discussions
547368_tn?1332173665
Hello and Welcome to the Pain Management Forum. I am sorry that you are experiencing pain with inhalation.

It is very difficult to determine the source of your symptoms. Upper back pain is usually related to large muscles in the shoulder. So you could have irritated that large muscle in any number of ways including just sleeping on it in an unusual manner. This would cause  muscular irritation and generally includes some form of inflammation. Our shoulder are vulnerable to sprains, strains, tears along with inflammation. This includes the capsule, muscles, ligaments and bursa that are involved in the make-up of the joint itself. Pain may originate in the shoulder but may radiate to the upper back and not be "felt" in the shoulder.

The popping you hear may be related to any of those structures snapping over one another as it forced to move. It makes sense that when you inhale you would increase the pain as you are expanding or moving the irritated or inflamed area. Obviously this is only one possibility and may not be related to your pain at all.

Others may respond to your  post with their thoughts or opinions though it is Sunday and the board may be a bit slower than normal. If your symptoms do not clear up with RICE, rest, ice, compression and elevation in a day or two I would certainly seek medical attention. If your symptoms become worse at any time or are intolerable I would not wait.

Please let us know how you are doing. I will look forward to your updates. Best of luck and take care.
Tuck
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pain Management Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Pain Answerers
1855076_tn?1337118903
Blank
marycarmel
MA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
trixy71
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
philnoir
Rocky Mountains, CO
1193998_tn?1265121197
Blank
carolanivey
OH
6726276_tn?1388332222
Blank
CRSeaside
Huntington Beach, CA
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom