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Really bad upper back pain behind rib and down the left side what could be the cause of it? Muscles?

Really bad upper back pain behind rib and down the left side what could be the cause of it? Muscles?

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 are musculoskeletal, but some which are not. A kidney infection, known as a pyelonephritis is just one example. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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30/m with severe pain in back behind ribs. Lasting for 3 months and getting worse. Progressive pain in groin. No bulge. Appointment in 2 wks. Causes?

30/m with severe pain in back behind ribs. Lasting for 3 months and getting worse. Progressive pain in groin. No bulge. Appointment in 2 wks. Causes?

Kidney or spine: Kidney problems like stones cause back and/or flank pain which radiates toward the groin. Do you have any urinary symptoms? Spinal pain does not usually radiate to the groin. If the pain becomes severe, you can always go to the emergency room for a quicker evaluation. Otherwise your physician will order the appropriate tests for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

R/O THORACIC DISC: Given the Nature and duration of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T4-6 You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI. TX : Consists of PT/ NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXANT/GABAPENTIN/LYRICA/SAVELLA). GLUTEN FREE DIET(. WHOLEAPPROACH.COM GUTBLISS.COM) ...Read more

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I have chest pain around heart. Behind the heart . That is back pain. My neck is very hard. I feel slow blood circulation to brain. My left is week?

I have chest pain around heart. Behind the heart . That is back pain. My neck is very hard. I feel slow blood circulation to brain. My left is week?

Seek medical attent: Chest pain, neck rigidity and sudden weakness are concerning for something critical. Is very important that you go to an emergency room as soon as possible to rule out any serious condition. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Can my gallbladder cause Rib and back pain?

Yes: It is very common for the pain associated with gallbladder to be felt in the right lower chest and through to the back. If the pain comes on after eating, there is a high likelihood that this is from the gallbladder and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain by the ribs on left side?

What can cause back pain by the ribs on left side?

Movement?: If worse with movement likely a musculoskeletal injury. If not, could be any one of a number of things. See your doc, go over the details and get examined. ...Read more

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Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad .?

Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad .?

Back strain: People who strain their back are surprised at how severe and sharp the pain is. I have experienced this myself on two occasions. The symptoms from a back strain will improve in time. Rest, otc meds for pain, gentle stretches, massage, body work, etc can all help. Work on core strength once the pain is gone. www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain/pulled-back-muscle-and-lower-back-strain. ...Read more

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I have this sharp back pain that has kept me up since yesterday and it's been bothering me. At first it was on my left (rib) then middle back. ?

I have this sharp back pain that has kept me up since yesterday and it's been bothering me. At first it was on my left (rib) then middle back. ?

Myofascial: Hi Jose751 Sharp sudden pains (without injury I hope) that move around could be (from the outside in) skin ( look for a rash or a bruise), muscles (tender to touch or move), bones (significant injury), or inner organs (like kidney, spleen, etc). Without temperature or other sx, ok to try anti inflammatory and stretching..if it continues, ER or your practitioner. ...Read more

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I was nauseus and back pain for 2weeks, then sever pain 3times in the next 2weeks upper right side under ribs with other symptoms. Now vommiting. Y?

I was  nauseus and back pain for 2weeks, then sever pain 3times in the next 2weeks upper right side under ribs with other symptoms. Now vommiting. Y?

Get medical exam: Pyelonephritis is a severe infection in the kidney; it should be evaluated by a medical provider at the earliest opportunity. A kidney stone may partially or fully obstructed the kidney and cause a hydronephrosis. It to should be evaluated by a healthcare provider as soon as possible. Hepatitis of the liver is also a possibility and should be examined quickly. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing some back pain. Last week it was under the lower area of my ribs, lasting several days, now it's on the right, exact oppos?

I have been experiencing  some back pain. Last week  it was under the lower area of my ribs, lasting several  days, now it's on the right, exact oppos?

Thoracic Disc ?: Given the Nature and duration of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T10-12 You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI if indicated. If W/U is normal it may be Fibromyalgia of thoracic spine . TX PT/ NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXANT. GLUTEN FREE DIET. WHOLEAPPROACH.COM GUTBLISS.COM ...Read more

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How to treat back pain in my ribs?

How to treat back pain in my ribs?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Severe back pain over left ribs?

Severe back pain over left ribs?

Likely muscular: Back pain over the ribs that does not radiate and is not associated with numbness or weakness of the legs is generally muscular or due to irritation of the rib joint that connects to the spine. These conditions are generally self limiting. ...Read more

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