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Shoulder or back pain (not sure) but top knob/bone of spine/backbone hurts to touch also. I have been having this burning pain in my upper left shoulder/back area, the top 'knob/bone' of my spine/back bone hurts to the touch. I don't even have to be doing

Shoulder or back pain (not sure) but top knob/bone of spine/backbone hurts to touch also. I have been having this burning pain in my upper left shoulder/back area, the top 'knob/bone' of my spine/back bone hurts to the touch. I don't even have to be doing

Back : Back pain is usually caused by irritated muscles or nerves. Be sure you are using good posture at work. Some work places will provide an "ergonomic evaluation" of your work area/desk to be sure you are positioned appropriately. Exercise can be helpful, if you go to a gym ask a trainer to suggest some light exercises or light weights that may help you. Physical therapy can be very helpful for back/shoulder pain. If you have anything that makes you think you may have a "ruptured disc" in your neck back, such as pain down your arm, numbness or weakness, then you would have to see a physician immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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I was spinning when my friend hit me(not hard)on my backbone. It hurts when I press on it. I was wondering if it's fractured? Or if I'm overreacting.

I was spinning when my friend hit me(not hard)on my backbone. It hurts when I press on it. I was wondering if it's fractured? Or if I'm overreacting.

Not fratured: It takes major trauma to fracture a vertebra in your spine. Moreover it will hurt very badly and not allow you to move around. It seems your pain is more like a tenderness. I would not worry too much about it and carry on your normal activities(do not press on it since that seems to be when you hurt). ...Read more

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What are the possible reason for a mid back muscle pain at left side?not the backbone. it hurts when sitting on a chair and hand lifting.

What are the possible reason for a mid back muscle pain at left side?not the backbone. it hurts when sitting on a chair and hand lifting.

Varies: There are a number of potential causes of back pain on one side rather than in the midline, these can include a facet joint, sacroiliac joint, or disc herniation problem; or potentially a back problem that has caused a unilateral spasm. Don't hesitate to be seen. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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My period is too late , and my breast are coming bigger and it hurts for one week now , i don't have any pain on my stomach and backbone .. ?

My period is too late , and my breast are coming bigger and it hurts for one week now , i don't have any pain on my stomach and backbone .. ?

Check hpt: It would be appropriate to check a home pregancy test. If it is negative, repeat it in 7-10 days. If either one is positive make an appointment to start your prenatal care soon. If the second home pregancy test is negative, then go get athorough checkup with your regular doctor or OB/GYN doctor. ...Read more

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What is the function of our backbone?

What is the function of our backbone?

Your Backbone is: your Spine. You got to have your backbone to be functional. It comprises your cervical, throacic, lumbar spine, sacrum and coccyx. Made up of vertebral segments that house the spinal canal in which your spinal cord lives & your nerve root originate from. It protects your spinal cord and allows you to walk, use your arms, control your bowel & bladder function, breath. Definitely Important Function! ...Read more

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My backbone is visible.........Is it something serious?

Visible spine: If you are thin, and the spine is covered by skin at least; and globally well alligned, it probably is ok. If you had recent trauma or pain and the prominent site, maybe find someone to take a look at it.... ...Read more

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I have a pain in my backbone from 7 to 8 year.Specailly in winter.

Common: Back pain is really common, it is estimated that upwards of 80 percent of americans have back pain bad enough that they see a physician. Thankfully, the majority of cases have a long term favorable natural history. If not, there are many options for more aggressive management. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have pain beside my backbone right and left , it starts from the middle of my back and be stronger at the top . What is that?

Muscle: At your age, it is likely that your pain arises from the large paraspinal muscles that run alongside the spinous processes in the center of your spine. Alternatively, you may have pain from the facet joints of the spine, which are also to the right and left of midline. Conservative treatment, such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications, should help, but if not, see a physician. ...Read more

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How can I make my backbone straight?

How can I make my backbone straight?

See your doctor: First you should see your doctor to check exactly how 'crooked' it is. You will need a physical exam and X-rays and then a decision can be made if treatment such as bracing needed. ...Read more

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