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What is the cause of chronic upper left back pain ? Has come on suddenly this morning and is affecting walking

What is the cause of chronic upper left back pain ? Has come on suddenly this morning and is affecting walking

How much upper: Left back pain in the kidney region could be stones. It could be a kidney problem. If under yur shoulder blade then it could be from your scapula or your back. You do need to see a doctor to explore the possibilities and get an examination. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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What may cause the chronic upper left back pain that feels heavy with sharp needle like pain in the left chest/breast when stretching?

What may cause the chronic upper left back pain that feels heavy with sharp needle like pain in the left chest/breast when stretching?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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What could cause upper left back pain? It was aching on the right middle. I have had MRI which showed bulging at t7-8 and t6-7 and t10-11.

What could cause upper left back pain? It was aching on the right middle. I have had MRI which showed bulging at t7-8 and t6-7 and t10-11.

Bulging disc: Your bulging discs can cause hat kind of pain, you should try physical therapy and anti inflammatory and muscle relaxant and your symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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What causes upper left back pain with movement and breathing? Not intense but very bothersome. Chest X-ray & EKG are both negative.

What causes upper left back pain with movement and breathing? Not intense but very bothersome. Chest X-ray & EKG are both negative.

Chest wall or Lung: In general, if pain is present during movement or breathing, heart causes are very unlikely. This pattern would suggest chest wall muscle or bony irritation or injury (even with negative xray). Another possibility is lung irritation (pleurisy) which can have many causes (like viruses, pnuemonia, etc.) very unlikely, but another possibility is blood clot(s) to the lung on the affected side. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic indigestion, upper left back pain, chronic fatigue, nausea, stabbing headaches?

What could cause chronic indigestion, upper left back pain, chronic fatigue, nausea, stabbing headaches?

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more

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Waht is the common cause of left upper back pain?

Nerve and/or disc: Different terms used to describe spinal disc pathology: herniated disc, pinched nerve, and bulging disc. However, pinched nerve and/or disc pain are most common cause of the back pain. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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