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causes of upper back pain on left side

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Need an Evaluation: Could be several things: muscle spasm, kidney disease, kidney disorder, lung, ribs, spine.. An exam and a conversation will help narrow the field of c ... Read More
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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Big Question: Due to the upper back containing so many structures.....A ton of muscles and the nerves that serve them, underlying bones, spinal column, lungs....You ... Read More
Dr. Howard Fertel
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Muscle strain: Muscle strain. Use flexaril or skelaxin (metaxalone) with moist heat to the area. Pulmonary embolism ie blood clot to the lung is much less likely.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Severe back pain: Anytime i hear severe, i would suggest a physician evaluate. Regarding the location, pain upper left (near shoulder blade) can suggest muscle spasm/te ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Neck and back pain: The back pain can be caused by many issues such as muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... If you pain is severe, you s ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Very common: Very common to have pain in that area, especially during the computer age. Always ask for a chest x-ray just to be safe, but muscles and daily living ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rhomboids: As long as more serious causes have been ruled out (such as no cardiac issues), then it often happens from rhomboid spasms. There may be other etiolog ... Read More
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Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Rash: If you are developing a rash as well this may be shingles. See you pcp sooner than later if there is a rash. This condition is best treated early on ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Upper back pain: Pain in that region, if it's not from a recent strain or injury, is often due to nerve impingement from a bulging intervertebral disc or an arthritic ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Go see your doctor: There are a lot of things that could cause these symptoms. Go see your doctor to examine you and figure out what could be causing yours. It could be t ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Upper back pain: If the pain has been ongoing for the past seven months and persists despite physical therapy then it is likely not a pulled muscle. Pain that limits p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Mechanical: This is probably muscular. You need evaluation of musculoskeletal system. This will decide if it's muscle, bone , chest wall, lung, tendon, bursa, ver ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Unless you injured it, it would be unusual to have really bad back pain from the muscles in your back. There are many potential causes some of which ... Read More
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