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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