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What medication helps for pain in upper right side of the back ?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Depends...: This completely depends on what the nature of the pain might be. Pain in upper right side of back can be anything from muscle strain, rib issues, to liver or gallbladder issues. Its difficult to recommend any medications without being sure where the pain is coming from. This should be assessed by a physical exam and workup to rule out any internal issues. Hope this helps and best of luck!

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I take for pain in upper right side of back?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Stretch and Exercise: At your age, i would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, i would consider evaluation by your doctor for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

Having lower pain in my back right side just above my help?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I have pain in my upper back on the right side. Could there be something seriously wrong? What serious conditions?

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Many things - possib: Possibly serious. Heart/lung/musculoskeletal are most common. Can you breathe deeply and comfortably? Any nausea or shortness of breath? See a doctor right away.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I have a very discomforting pain in my right side of my middle back and I am looking for help?

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Dr. Robin Rosenberg
General Surgery 44 years experience
Get mri of back: See an orthopedist- could be facet joint pain or simply muscle origin. Also get a uring sample to make sure this is not a kidney stone.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Having pain in both upper side of my rib cage in the back?

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Dr. Mohammed Karim
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine disease (e.g. osteoarthritis, compression fracture or nerve entrapment). Based on age and other risk factors it rarely could be a manifestation of underlying heart or lung disease. Talk to your PCP for a Neck- Thoracic spine X-ray and ECG.

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