Sharp Chest And Back Pain When Breathing. Pain in the upper back when breathing usually extends around the chest. It often causes a severe tearing type of pain that may be felt in the chest and the back.
Causes of chest and back pain that can cause pain while swallowing include pericarditis and aortic aneurysm if the aneurysm is pressing on the. Pericarditis refers to inflammation of the sac of tissue that surrounds the heart. Pulmonary hypertension is a serious condition in which the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery is elevated.
The pain from pericarditis may also be felt as pain in the left shoulder back.
Pulmonary hypertension can be caused by any number of conditions including heart disease lung disease connective tissue disorders and even some medications. In some cases you may feel pain when you swallow. The pain from pericarditis may also be felt as pain in the left shoulder back. Pericarditis causes a sharp sudden pain in the center or left side of the chest that tends to worsen when a person breathes deeply.