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Dull Pain Upper Left Back
Dull aching pain in upper left back for years, feels good to massage real hard with pool ball, it was never injured. What could be causing this?
Spasm: Paraspinal muscle spasms can present this way and heat application, changing postures should help. If not, see a pt. ...Read more
Dull, sometimes sharp pain left upper back/ shoulder blade area. Hurts all the time, hurts to tie a deep breathe. Motrin useless, heat helps a bit.?
Muscle strain: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the spine. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause back pain. You can also get back pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the middle of your back could be related to chest conditions or your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a dull pain in my lower left side (near the back). It seems to hurt a little more when I bend to the right. What could it be?
I notice dull pain on back left side that comes and goes and I believe its from lifting s/th heavy. Like milk gallon. Active person, why does it happ?
Recurrent back pain: This is probably a recurrent back injury. However, you have to be careful. Particularly, if it continues to come back. I would worry about a kidney stone or infection that can sometimes mimic muscular back pain. also you have to worry about more serious causes of back pain like spinal cord stenosis. If you are having recurrent back pain for three months or longer go to the doctor ...Read more
I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day. The pain started last night. I am really scared t?
I have a dull pain in the back of the head, left side, it comes and goes intermittently, what could it be? Thanks.
When I twist and turn or bend to the right or left I have a dull pain in my lower right back. It feels more like the muscle is stretching..
Felt dull pain on back left side coming around to left side. Got period in am. It's normal. I'm passing tissue which happens on day one. Why the pain?
I have dull pain in back and inside my left shoulder. Pain degree varies daily. What can this be?
Referred pain: There are several etiologies for back and shoulder pain. Cervical and thoracic degenerative or steno tic disease can refer pain to your shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries can cause muscle strain resulting in neck and back pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
I'm having a dull pain in my chest it feels as if it is spreading to my left shoulder and my back. Its kinda freaking me out. What could it be?
The back of my neck hurts when I look up. When I don't move it I have dull pain on the part where my left shoulder meets with the bottom of my neck.?
Neck strain/sprain: Often no specific injury, but many people suffer neck/shoulder pain unknowingly caused by long-term desk work (looking at the computer all day) and poor sleep position at night etc... I would suggest doing some really good range-of-motion/stretching exercises; use of some motrin/aleve, gentle-warm heat massage may help. If not better, consult doc for a more complete evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
I have sharp and dull pain in left side under ribs in front into back usually wake up w it it hurts to move n breathe ts been on n off for few years?
Left lower rib pain: Some times lower part of floating rib hurts. If it has been that long see your dr. Need a good examination. ...Read more
My Aunt is experiencing headache (side: back, all sides, front, left, right) (quality: dull or aching sensation) (occurred: > 3 hrs) (severity: se...
Question cut off: Please condense, clarify, ask a specific question & resubmit. ...Read more
I'm experiencing a dull pain above my groin that travels into my back which becomes a sharp pain sometimes on my left side. Started 5 days ago. 44 yr?
I ve had a pain in my back under my left shoulder blade for a little more than two months it s a dull pain but doesn t seem to go away otherwise I m completely healthy should I be concerned?
Pain: Two months of dull pain without progression of symptoms could be muscle in origin. It is best to have it checked by your doctor to be on safe side. ...Read more
I have an achey, dull pain in the upper left area of my back and the side of my ribs. Could it be from coughing too much since I have a cold?
Yes: You may have strained the muscles in between your ribs from coughing repeatedly. If the pain persists you may want to see your pcp. Sometimes this pain may be from the pleura (the lining around your lungs) as well. ...Read more
I have this dull pain below the left side of my skull. It's more towards the left side and back of the neck. It's kinda more often there. What is it?
Got dull aching pain on left side in middle of my back. Sharp pain comes when take deep breaths or cough.
I have had a dull pain in my left upper arm for around 5 months and it seems worse at night! Any ideas? It seems better if I lie down on my back!
Arm pain.: It may either be arising from your shoulder or neck. You need to see your doctor to find out. ...Read more
What's wrong with my back? Chronic back pain for 4 years. Don't have full range motion. When I try to move left right or back there's a dull pain.
Time to get checked: As you are young for this type of chronic pain is very unlikely to be related to disc degeneration although disc issues can occur at your age as well as another condition that affects 6% of the population known as spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis that typically manifests itself during teenage years. You need to see yocur doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in the left side of my lower back that seems to also have a dull pain going from there to my thigh. Mild tingle also. Why is this?
Back pain, dull pain:
Slow down on your exercise and contact your doctor to set up an appointment to control your pains.
You may need a referral to a back specialist.
Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! ...Read more
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