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Your Spontaneous Upper Back Pain May Also be Known as:
No reason for upper back pain
Random upper back pain
Upper back hurts randomly

Top 2 Spontaneous Upper Back Pain Causes

  1. 1.Heart Attack in a Woman

    Most heart attacks happen when a clot in the coronary artery blocks the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Often this leads to an irregular heartbeat - called an arrhythmia - that causes a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart.

    You should call 911.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, abdominal pain (stomach ache), pain in one arm, being severely ill, shortness of breath
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Aortic Dissection

    An aortic dissection occurs when blood gets between the walls of the aorta. The splitting of the wall can spread and send create dangerous blood clots.

    Call 911 immediately.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, chest pain, pain below the ribs, sharp chest pain, spontaneous upper back pain
    Symptoms that always occur with aortic dissection:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Spontaneous Upper Back Pain

  • Q.How long has your upper back been hurting?
  • Q.Where specifically on your upper back is the pain?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our spontaneous upper back pain symptom checker.

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Spontaneous Upper Back Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced spontaneous upper back pain have also experienced:

    • 6% Rib Pain on One Side
    • 4% Rib Pain
    • 4% Chest Pain
  • People who have experienced spontaneous upper back pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Day
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced spontaneous upper back pain were most often matched with:

    • 11% Heart Attack in a Woman
    • 2% Aortic Dissection
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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