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

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

See below: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep. ...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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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side?

Lower back pain on left side?

Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in middle left back side?

Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back. We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone. May need MRI and consult with pain physician. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left back sharp

Pain in lower left back sharp

Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus lumborum) at sacrum ( enthesiopathies)3) myotonic point in overused muscle. Usually localized. May respond massage, manipulation or needling. Common cause is rotating lower back during lift or abnormal position while working. Physical therapists. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of  blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Extreem left lower back pulsing pain?

Extreem left lower back pulsing pain?

See your doctor soon: Extreem pain is a very important physical complaint and should be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sharp upper left back pain and left rib/ breast pains?

Sharp upper left back pain and left rib/ breast pains?

Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Nausea, lower left side pain, back pain ?

Nausea, lower left side pain, back pain  ?

Differential is huge: Could just be from your pregnancy (you stated in your history) If you're having fevers, sharp flank pain could be kidney stone. Could just be musculoskeletal. Maybe gastrointestinal. Everyone online will be guessing based on your 1 line history. Please go and see a doctor - as the list of differential diagnoses is long. ...Read more

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Left lower back pain?

Left lower back pain?

Vague: Left low back pain. Radiate into leg? Most painful movement ? Injury ? Illness ? Sudden ? Long time ? Age ? With just the question to go on, what is likely in the left lower back area with no leg radiation ? Could be your left sacroiliac joint or your left l5s1 facet joint or even early shingles. ...Read more

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Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Musculoskeletal: Pain with movement in areas of the body which have high tendencies of injury could mean a musculoskeletal injury. It is good to know more history including onset of pain, the frequency (constant or intermittent), previous similar history, does the pain radiate to other locations, any previous trauma to the area, have you taken any otc meds, does it hurt if you push on the area of pain. ...Read more

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Left side sharp pain above belt? Nausea

Left side sharp pain above belt? Nausea

Not sure: Left lower quadrant pain could be caused by intestinal issues, ovarian problems in women, urinary tract issues, uterine issues, referred pain from other structures in the abdomen (gall bladder, appendix, etc). Sharp pain accompanied by nausea should be evaluated by a dr. Though. Good luck. ...Read more

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Right upper abdomen pain radiates upto to right chest and right side back pain?

Check with your PMD: The pattern of your pain is compatible possibly with a gall bladder problem but it could be coming from any other GI structure. I would check with your primary doctor first. If you don't have one, consider contacting a GI specialist and see if they'll get you in sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Left side pain throbbing. Stomach ache?

Left sided abd. pain: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Other risk factors? ...Read more

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Side pain right side?

Need more info: Please see your health care provider for a full history and physical. It could be many things, but without more information, it would only be speculation at this time. ...Read more

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Abdorminal pain right side?

Abdorminal pain right side?

Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "moderate pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more

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Left side pain, numb, chest pain, back pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Pain right side mid ribs to back right side?

Chest pain : It can be related to chostochondritis or inflammation of the joints of ribs attaching to sternum among other reasons ... Your pain in general seems to be related to musculoskeletal factors . ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side lower rib cage?

Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp , need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause , please see your doctor , or go to nearest er. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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