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back pain

i have COPD and have had lung infections at least 4 times in this past year. I quit smoking 4 weeks ago and am feeling better already, but, I still have this pain to my upper back, pain appears to be from deep within. I sleep on a heating pad for releaf. what could be the cause?


This discussion is related to Upper back pain, chest congestion, cough.
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I am 52 yrs old and quit smoking over 3 years ago.  I continue to experience chest congestion.  Why do I still have chest congestion after 3 years?  
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Hi, cause could be pulmonary congestion, pleuritis, cervical spondylosis leading to myopathy. Try anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, diclofenac for 6 days along with hot compression. If no relief is seen, get chest and cervical spine X ray done.

Topical counterirritants may be helpful. In case, spondylosis is seen on X ray, additionaly physiotherapy along with pain killers  will be helpful.
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