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Upper back pain

Hi all.
For years now whenever I stand for more than a couple of hours my upper back is in agony. If I stay standing the pain gets so bad that I get a cold, numb feeling in my upper back. Could this just be my posture as I do tend to hunch my back a lot or are there other things this could be? I am 21 years old if that helps?
Thank you.
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Hi there!

Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include postural issues, spinal structural defects, neuro-muscular causes, injuries, inflammations, degenerations, nutrient/ micronutrient deficiencies etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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