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I've been having back pain and neck pain for the last two days. My back is sore but I get a sharp pain when I take a deep breath.

I've been having back pain and neck pain for the last two days. My back is sore but I get a sharp pain when I take a deep breath.

Back: Likely just muscle pain with spasm. Use Motrin and heat to area. However, if you are short of breath or dizzy you should see your doctor. Any leg pain and or swelling if so see your doctor. If you smoke and you are on birth control you are at risk for blood clots which can cause chest or upper back pain. ...Read more

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Lower left back pain by kidney. Diognosed as a pulled muscle month ago still hurts. Sharp pain with deep breath?

Follow up with MD: Since you have been treated by your doctor and diagnosed as pulled muscle and you still have pain it needs to be re evaluated by your doctor and you may need some tests to find the cause of persistant pain in left back. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

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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I am having a sharp pain in the upper left back pain around the shoulder blade. It only hurts when I breath deeply. In good shape. Never happened.

I am having a sharp pain in the upper left back pain around the shoulder blade. It only hurts when I breath deeply. In good shape. Never happened.

Pleurisy?: This is typically very painful with deep breaths, but only lasts a number of minutes. Its thought to be due to the lining of the lung sticking temporarily to the side of the chest wall. As always, if you're concerned something is wrong, see your primary care provider within the next week or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Woke up with sudden back pain only hurts when I move a certain way, hurts when I breathe but it isn't a sharp pain it gets worse the harder you breath?

Woke up with sudden back pain only hurts when I move a certain way, hurts when I breathe but it isn't a sharp pain it gets worse the harder you breath?

Sudden pain: Sudden pain in the back at rest can be various things. Kidney stone would be tops. I do not know if this is right or left, but on right gallpladder, pnacrease. Some type or lung problem. ...Read more

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I get a sharp right lower back pain anytime I move or take a deep breath. What could this be?

I get a sharp right lower back pain anytime I move or take a deep breath. What could this be?

Back pain: The most common causes of pain in this area is inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. Also, an inflamed facet joint in the lumbar spine or the sacrospinous ligament can cause this pain. Kidney stones can be a source of pain too. Begin with anti-inflammatory medications and apply ice to the affected area. If the pain persists then see a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Whenever I take a deep breath, I get a really sharp pain in my back between my shoulder blades. And a little pain in the center of my chest.

Whenever I take a deep breath, I get a really sharp pain in my back between my shoulder blades. And a little pain in the center of my chest.

Chest pain: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. This could simply be musculoskeletal or pleuritic, that is inflammation of lining of lung or other referred pain. ...Read more

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Every time I take a deep breath in I have a sharp pain on my mid right side of my back and in my chest.?

Every time I take a deep breath in I have a sharp pain on my mid right side of my back and in my chest.?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy (also known as pleuritis) is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. Among other things, infections are the most common cause of pleurisy.
The inflamed pleural layers rub against each other every time the lungs expand to breathe in air. This can cause severe sharp pain with inhalation (also called pleuritic chest pain). ...Read more

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When I move my right arm or take a deep breath I have a sharp pain under my right shoulder blade. I don't know why. Could be from stress? What is wrong

When I move my right arm or take a deep breath I have a sharp pain under my right shoulder blade. I don't know why. Could be from stress? What is wrong

Chest wall pain: Moving arm and deep breathing making the pain worse, tells that pain is from your chest wall, possible muscle or bone.
Let your physician check it. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left side of back really sharp pain when I take a deep breath. ..

See below: Get seen by your doc soon unless the pain is unbearable or any breathing problems are occurring. If so, get seen now. Pneumonia, urinary tract infections and other problems may need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I take a deep breath and I get a sharp pain n my back/chest. What could it be.?

I take a deep breath and I get a sharp pain n my back/chest. What could it be.?

Pleurisy: You may have pleurisy which is an inflammation of the lining of the lung. It is common with viral illnesses or pneumonia and causes a sharp pain sensation when you take a deep breath. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my lower to mid-back every time I take a deep breath. It just randomly started happening. What could it be?

I get a sharp pain in my lower to mid-back every time I take a deep breath. It just randomly started happening. What could it be?

Pleural pain: Sounds like pain related to the linings of the chest wall and outside lining of the lungs. Pleural pain could be infectious, inflammatory, post traumatic, due to autoimmune disease, to name a few. Start with a chest xray and then move to chest ct for further information. It could be a simple as a pneumothorax (leak in lung). ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when I take deep breaths?

I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when I take deep breaths?

Pleurisy: Pain with deep inspiration is often caused by pleurisy. Pleurisy is often associated with a recent respiratory illness. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when I take deep breaths. How can I treat this?

Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or pulmonary system although the possibilities can be many. If this is minor it can just be a strain of a rib cage muscle but if significant, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under left shoulder blade every few hours for only 5-10 seconds. First, it hurt to take a deep breath although I could. Now, it does?

I have sharp pain under left shoulder blade every few hours for only 5-10 seconds. First, it hurt to take a deep breath although I could. Now, it does?

Sharp pain: This most likely is a pinched intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between 2 ribs. It causes Sharp, fleeting pains often precipitated by a deep breath. A lung cause or pleurisy is also a possibility if there is associated cough or fever. Pinched nerve is not serious and usually resolves on its on. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen or if there is fever, cough, wheeze, breathlessness ...Read more

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When I take a deep breath I get a sharp pain in back, top/middle of back. I also feel quite breathless like I need to remember to breathe?

Fever?: Your symptoms suggest pleurisy although there can be muscular causes as well. If you have fever or productive cough, you should have an x-ray done. Otherwise, a simple analgesic like Ibuprofen, rest, and time may be all that's required (and please, don't forget to breathe!) ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left shoulder blade when running and still hurts when I take a deep breath. What do you recommend?

Sharp pain under left shoulder blade when running and still hurts when I take a deep breath. What do you recommend?

See a doctor: This is probably nothing but muscular but any pain that is worsened with breathing deserves evaluation by a doctor. This could be from a pneumothorax and can be evaluated clinically and with a chest xray. If you are having any shortness of breath at rest, go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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Had a trauma, took lots of medicine last was prednison. 4 mo nothing, can't take a deep breath, cough, lift or sleep without that sharp pain in back.?

Need more info: It's not possible to give you a definite answer. What you describe could be a herniated disk or a collapsed vertebra. See your doctor for further evaluation. Sometimes traumatic injuries take time to heal, but severe pain shouldn't be ignored. If no injury or problem is found that can be treated, then referral to a pain specialist may help you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing extreme back and shoulder pain that came w/ very mild fever. I also feel sharp pain in my lower back when I take a deep breath?

Back/shoulder pain: See a doctor ASAP. Pain can be referred from the abdomen by irritating the diaphragm (gall bladder, pancreas, etc.); may be from the lungs with irritation of the pleura (lining around lungs). This may represent infection or non-infectious inflammation, but whichever it proves to be it needs to be evaluated quickly and dealt with appropriately. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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26 yr old. I was playing sport when I started to get a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade. It hurts when I take a deep breath or stretch forward?

Need work up: If this problem is recurrent need investigation tests like MRI to see the intactness of complex scapular muscles. This where your great medical delivery system fails in UK, long wait for this kind of test. But here (USA) you can have it done even today. ...Read more

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When I stretch my left arm back or take a deep breath a get a sharp pain from below my left pectoral. Then it aches. I had an EKG and chest x ray.

When I stretch my left arm back or take a deep breath a get a sharp pain from below my left pectoral. Then it aches. I had an EKG and chest x ray.

Musculoskeletal: This sounds like a musculoskeletal pain but without analyzing your ECGS or chest X-ray I would not be able to provide you accurate information. You may connect with me via the concierge service. ...Read more

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Runny nose, dry throat, and a little bit of a cough. When I take a deep breath, I get a sharp pain in my lower right back?

Runny nose, dry throat, and a little bit of a cough. When I take a deep breath, I get a sharp pain in my lower right back?

Time, OTC medication: Sounds like viral upper respiratory infection. Increase fluid intake, OTC guifenesin/dextromethorphan, rest, anti-inflammatory. Sharp pain most likely chest wall/pleuritic pain. Worsening symptoms warrant a physician evaluation. ...Read more