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Dr. Tonya Fordham
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I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

Muscle or pleurisy : Need more information about pain type and aggravating factors. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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


Dr. Howard Fertel
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

Severe back pain: Anytime i hear severe, i would suggest a physician evaluate. Regarding the location, pain upper left (near shoulder blade) can suggest muscle spasm/tendinitis of shoulder, thoracic spine/disk problem, lung/heart disease, stomach/pancreas/spenic disorder. Seeing an md could help to determine the actual location and determine appropriate testing to get a diagnosis. Too little information. ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Jones
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Why am i having upper back pain left side under shoulder blade?

Why am i having upper back pain left side under shoulder blade?

Very common: Very common to have pain in that area, especially during the computer age. Always ask for a chest x-ray just to be safe, but muscles and daily living are probably the issue. ...Read more

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Dr. William Newton
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Have upper back pain, left side, started small area, now spreading some, hurts with soft touches and tshirt on, no brushing , didn't fall or hit myself?

Have upper back pain, left side, started small area, now spreading some, hurts with soft touches and tshirt on, no brushing , didn't fall or hit myself?

Rash: If you are developing a rash as well this may be shingles. See you pcp sooner than later if there is a rash. This condition is best treated early on. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Many: This type of pain could be from lumbar strain, sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, arthritic pain or many other possibilities. There may be a simple treatment for you so see your health professional to get a physical exam and evaluation. I hope you feel better. Try carrying your toddler on opposite side if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Back pain left side, feels like a cramp all the time, if i put pressur between ribs it hurts, bad, also hurts to take deep breaths?

See below: Sounds like it may be muscle spasms. The best way to iknow for sure is to have a physical examination by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Back Pain (Definition)

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