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Sharp back pain along spine

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes it is normal. : Aortic valve replacement is a big surgery. It involves major derangement of the thorax, ribs and spine. It is normal to have pain after a procedure li... Read More
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
It is common: When we perform open heart surgery, the breast bone is split and pulled apart. The ribs and muscles of the chest are stretched-especially around the ... Read More

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Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Need evaluation: There are many causes for back pain. In pregnancy, changes in posture and increased abdominal weight can be the culprit. Postparum, the back pain is e... Read More
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Back pain: Back pain that lingers after pregnancy is not all that uncommon. There can be many potential causes. When a women is pregnant, their pelvic ligaments ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Exercise: Ur 2 questions may be related. Strengthen your stomach muscles. Gentle, short crunches. If you don't hurt ur back worse , ur stomach muscles can act a... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Cure unlikely: You can manage back pain via exercise, nsaids and appropriate treatments via your physician. Interesting in the same discussion you mentioned panic a... Read More
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
A few thoughts: Low back pain (LBP) can have many causes.Exercise may help but resolution, if not spontaneous,depends on proper diagnosis such as via history & ph... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
History: Of present illness and physical evaluation are the most important elements for proper diagnosis. To support the findings MRI and ct scan are usually r... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Back pain: It all depends on what has been going on the days prior to the onset of pain. Did you fall? Lifted something heavy? Sometimes injuries on muscle may ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Low back pain: Most likely causes are sprain and strain. Given your age, costochondritis is also a possibility.Less likely are herniated discs, since you don't descr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Upper GI: No. Not very well. Making any useful diagnosis would be more luck than anything. Sharp pain could be from your GI system, though. Finish getting that ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: For the short term , you may take acetaminophen. Do not take more than 4 grams in one day and do not drink alcohol. For the long term, exercise regula... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Usually a disc : Usually a disc issue due to loss of its structural integrity with bending over placing a 4 times body load on the affected disc. You may need to get i... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Can you think of any trauma to the area, like leaning against a hard chair or bra strap, or a fall? Do you have any fever? Has it been there more th... Read More

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