A 40-year-old member asked:
pain in the left side of the upper back and left side?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Roberto Feliz answered
30 years experience Pain Management
Upper back and L sid: There are many potential causes: herniated cervical or thoracic discs vs localized muscle strain vs facet joint irritation vs referred pain in particular from abdomen/diaphram which refers pain into shoulder/upper back. I suggest rest, antiinflam, localized heat, massage, pt and if not better consult md for MRI and consider epidural, trigger points injections, facet injections per md recommend.
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
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