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sharp pain in upper spine

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Night pain: One of the hallmarks of a potential problem in a young patient is night time pain/awakening. Even such, benign causes are most common. Nonetheless, pa ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Have it evaluated by: Your pcp or an orthopod, with a detailed history, examination, investigations. All these would provide a diagnosis, so treatment could be started. Goo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
35 years experience Pain Management
Several possibilitie: If it's directly along the spine, could be disc injury, herniation, torn ligament, tumor (not likely as these tend to be dull aching), or commonly a l ... Read More
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Dr. Michelle Gordon
21 years experience General Surgery
Depends: On the type of pain and its location. Much more information would be required here.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Ibuprofen: You could try some OTC pain reliever like Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also see a chiropractor for evaluation and treatment.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say.: Could be something as simple as a muscle strain, or you could have a bulging disc, spinal curvature, arthritis, just to name a few. You should see a n ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve Pain: It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve or more likely a muscle strain or spasm. A nerve should have symptoms into your arm as well which you do ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve.: It could be a pinched nerve, emanating from the cervical spine, or muscle strain/spasm. Try neck and shoulder stretching exercises, to see if it relie ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Reznick
51 years experience Family Medicine
Virus Infection: If this is short term, virus infections often make nerves sensitive to heat or cold. Exercise by doing pushups but leaving your knees on the floor ext ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Muscular v disc: This is either muscular issue if only several weeks. If longer, it may be from a disc issue that could be a tear in the disc or a herniation. If musc ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: you need to see a doctor to make sure you do not have a back problem, like disk herniation, or spinal stenosis. see a doctor.
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