One of the most common forms of back and chest pain is caused by a pinched nerve in the middle or upper spine. These thoracic spinal nerves can be compressed by a herniated disc, muscle spasm, bone spur formation or spinal stenosis, among other potential causes.What causes tingling in chest and back?
Pleural effusion Pleural effusion is buildup of fluid in the pleura and can cause difficulty breathing or chest pain. Brachial plexus nerve injury A brachial plexus injury involves the nerves of the neck and shoulder and causes tingling, numbness and more.Can sore upper back muscle cause chest pain?
It is also possible for a muscle strain in the chest to refer pain to the upper back and vice versa. For example, a strain in an intercostal muscle (muscle between adjacent ribs) can cause a band of pain felt along the rib in both the chest and upper back area. See Upper Back Pain from Intercostal Muscle Strain