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I have got upper back pain left side what's the problem?

I have got upper back pain left side what's the problem?

Muscle strain: Muscle strain. Use flexaril or skelaxin with moist heat to the area. Pulmonary embolism ie blood clot to the lung is much less likely. ...Read more

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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


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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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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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I got acid reflux problem.Im taking nexium.But from last 2 weeks i have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

I got acid reflux problem.Im taking nexium.But from last 2 weeks i have back pain left side close to shoulder  blade  in rib cage area. Why is that?

?unrelated: Stomach intestinal issues should not be referred to the back unless something serious is going on such as perforation, pancreatitis, bleeding. If you have pain in your shoulder it could be referred pain or something completely unrelated. For this type of complaint a face to face with your doctor will likely provide better answers to a complex question. Good luck ...Read more

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Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain ?

Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain
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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. ...Read more

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Dr i am having nausea, back pain left side, lower abdomen pain and pain near to vaginal area, not 24 hours it will be for 2-3 mins, what it will be?

Dr i am having nausea, back pain left side, lower abdomen pain and pain near to vaginal area, not 24 hours it will be for 2-3 mins, what it will be?

Some possibilities: Without direct contact I cannot give an informed medical opinion in your particular situation. BUT, spreading abdominal pain especially In the context of pregnancy is an emergency. STD, appendix, UTI out of control.. regardless of whether pregnant. THen, miscarriage, tubal pregnancy are some serious disorders in pregnancy ...Read more

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I've been having flank & back pain, left side. There 's no kidney or ovaries.Chiropractor didn't help. Sharp pain when inhaling 1st thing in morning. ?

I've been having flank & back pain, left side. There 's no kidney or ovaries.Chiropractor didn't help. Sharp pain when inhaling 1st thing in morning. ?

See your doctor : If there's no kidney, that raises the possibility it has been removed utilizing a flank incision. These incisions are notorious for causing chronic pain and hernia. This would best be sorted out by seeing your primary care or better yet, your surgeon. ...Read more

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