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Back pain in the middle of my back sharp?

Back pain in the middle of my back sharp?

Multiple etiologies: The middle of the back is not a common place for disc disease, which is more common in the neck and the lower back. Depending on your age and your other medical problems, the pain could be a muscle spasm (eg from exercising), pain radiating from other places (e.g. Abdomen in case of pancreatitis), trauma to the back, compression fractures (e.g. In osteoporosis), and cancer with bone metatasis. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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What's this new stabbing pain in the middle upper left side of my back?

See below: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having back pain In the middle of my back on the left side it's really sharp pains?

Below: Difficult to answer as to the etiology of the pain without the advantage of a medical exam. There are many possibilities, many minor, some more serious. Guessing at the cause without an exam is not something that should be done. ...Read more

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Pain in the front of my shoulder?

Pain in the front of my shoulder?

Tendinitis: In a 17 years old the pain in front of the shoulder isist likely yo bd tendinitis. It is treated with anti inflammatory meds and physical therapy. See your PCP of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.

I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.

See a spine guy or-: -PCP & get referrals if needed. Sounds like cervical disk in origin so may need an MRI 2 really know. An orthopedic surgeon is also a way 2 determine if shoulder in origin or cervical. ...Read more

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Pain in back right side of my head?

Pain in back right side of my head?

How bad?: Headaches are very non specific. One sided pain could be due to migraine or sinusitis. Stress or cluster type of headaches. If you have a very bad headache, then that could be originating from brain and needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?

Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?

Back/Pelvic Eval: I recommend a more comprehensive evaluation by a physiatrist/sports medicine or orthopedic specialist. The lower back and pelvic region is complex and there are multiple sources for that type of pain/symptoms and a thorough history and physical exam is needed to assist you. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain on right side of back but in the middle between the lower back and shoulders. Why could this be?

Sudden sharp pain on right side of back but in the middle between the lower back and shoulders. Why could this be?

Sharp back pain: Most probably, the pain you describe is muscular or facial. A sudden cramp due to muscle tension. Remote other possibilities include viral pleurisy (would worsen with breathing in), pulmonary embolism (atypical for PE and unlikely), pinched nerve (not likely either), or referred biliary stone (rare with no abd pain). Try massage and heat. Get checked if it moves or worsens ...Read more

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Back pain in the middle of my back on the right side worsens when im laying on my back and shortness of breath?

Back pain in the middle of my back on the right side worsens when im laying on my back and shortness of breath?

Need an evaluation: To understand the cause and the treatment, please seek medical advice in person, right now. Go. Thank you. ...Read more

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How come i get sharp pain in the lower middle part of my abdomen?

How come i get sharp pain in the lower middle part of my abdomen?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My back agony pain in front of legs?

Can be: Radicular pain is often secondary to compression or inflammation of spinal nerve. Compression of higher lumbar nerve roots such as l2, L3 and L4 can cause radicular pain into the front of the thigh and the shin. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - dont seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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Pain in middle of back when breathing?

Pain in middle of back when breathing?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this on internet. Need full history, physical exam and perhaps imaging studies. This may be serious. Go and see a doctor asap. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What's that sharp pain in the middle of my foot?

Sharp foot: Pain in foot could be many things but exam is needed. Could be a neuroma, plantar fascitis any others. See podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in the left side of the upper back and left side?

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. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in upper left back near the shoulder when yawning and with sudden big movement.Last for a few sec.Also, aching in the upper back.

Sharp stabbing pain in upper left back near the shoulder when yawning and with sudden big movement.Last for a few sec.Also, aching in the upper back.

Muscle, Nerve other: Maybe local, since it's on the back of the chest you also have to think about the lung. This is something your physician is to clarify, it may be nerve , maybe pulled muscle maybe pulled tendon ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more