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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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Lower middle back pain, what should I do?

Lower middle back pain, what should I do?

See a doctor: Assuming you have done the typical conservative care such as ice/heat, nsaids, rest and exercise then it is time to see a doctor to address the issue. You may need further testing/imaging depending in what the doctor sees. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve lower and middle back pain?

What can I do to relieve lower and middle back pain?

Find the cause: See a doctor to find out the cause. Ligament instability is often a big cause and can be rectifies with prolotherapy.

Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org or www. Proloshot. Com to get help finding a doctor and understanding the problem. ...Read more

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Recently I'm experiencing upper and middle back pain occasionally. Why is it so?

Numerous causes: The range of possibility is very wide. It begins with a simple strain and can be severe like an aneurysm of a blood vessel. This is exactly why a quality doctor who can perform a physical is important. In addition, chest and spine x-rays may help narrow the possibilities. ...Read more

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What is the best solution in middle back pain to nack pain I work easily but pining continue?

What is the best solution in middle back pain to nack pain I work easily but pining continue?

Too much work: And too little exercise. Start swimming or jogging when off work. Take frequent breaks at work and walk around a little, stretch forward and backwards and do a little yoga. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 years old and I suffer from a middle back pain for two days, what should I do to relief that pain?

I'm a 24 years old and I suffer from a middle back pain for two days, what should I do to relief that pain?

Depends: How did it start? Trauma or some injury, or out of the blue? It could be something simple that will get better with anti-inflammatories and time, but if there was a specific injury or it doesn't get better in a couple weeks, you should go be evaluated by your physician. Sooner if you have any other associated symptoms like weakness in your legs. ...Read more

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Extreme lower and middle back pain, trying to lay down, but can't get comfortable. What can I do to help my back?

Weak ligaments: Obesity put sever stress on the spinal ligaments. Nsaids prevent healing and perpetuate the injury. Pregnancy loosens ligaments.

You need prolotherapy which is safe to get in pregnancy. Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to fins a prolotherapist and learn about prolotherapy. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with really bad middle back pain, it doesn't go away. Its been going on for about 3yrs now. What's wrong?

Only God knows: Without more history, an exam, an xray an MRI and even a biopsy sometimes, humans aren't privy to such knowledge remotely. But if you were to get an evaluation, you would be closer to the answer you seek. ...Read more

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I have lower left sometimes middle back pain that comes an go it don't get worse and the pain is mild I feel like someone is poking me?

Get it evaluated: See a rheumatologist or orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. There are numerous possible causes. ...Read more

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I have been getting severe middle back pain since the past few months. No sitting / standing position is comfortable. Please help! Is this serious?

I have been getting severe middle back pain since the past few months. No sitting / standing position is comfortable. Please help! Is this serious?

Muscular: Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Get a theracane, http://compare. Ebay. Com/like/170937510644? Var=lv<yp=allfixedpriceitemtypes&var=sbar. ...Read more

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Am 19 year old. I had a sudden I would say middle back pain. It was really sudden.

Am 19 year old. I had a sudden I would say middle back pain. It was really sudden.

Sudden bachache: Sudden bachache is usually due to trauma or lifting heavy items, you really need to check it out if is persistent or recurrent with your 1ry care physician or an orthopedic. At the mean time you can try ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) with heating pads. Good luck ...Read more

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I had a lidocaine injection for middle back pain which provided much relief. Forgot to ask how long it will last.

I had a lidocaine injection for middle back pain which provided much relief. Forgot to ask how long it will last.

Back Pain: Depends on whether you had an epidural steroid injection or a "trigger point" injection. The duration could be anywhere from months to years based on the condition being treated and if you reinjure the area. If you have a herniated disk it will probably be a reoccurring problem. If all you had was muscle spasm from physical activity them it should be permanent relief. Learn how to avoid injury. ...Read more

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I have been having this middle back pain on both sides for a few days now it hurts to move or breathe what could it be?

I have been having this middle back pain on both sides for a few days now it hurts to move or breathe what could it be?

Anything: Back pain is very non specific and be caused by multiple things such as muscle strains, bone disorders. In addition, internal issues such as lung problems, heart problems, and stomach/pancreas problems can also cause back pain. With the development of pain with respiration this should be evaluated urgently for things such as pulmonary emobli (blood clots). ...Read more

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Lower-middle back pain. Should I be resting completely, working out still or something in between like stretching? Notice stretching helps temporality

RICE method: Studies show rest, ice, heat (modalities) and Physical Therapy are beneficial for back pain. You probably have back sprain from some activity that requires rest to heal. However a full medical history and exam are needed. For instance, if you have had trauma or have scoliosis or other contributing factors we need to know. With low back pain, studies show yoga is effective, as is physical therapy. ...Read more

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What causes middle back pain?

What causes middle back pain?

Muscular v disc: This could be muscular pain or related to underlying degenerative discs or even a herniated disc or other spine based conditions. Other issues could include referred pain from a lung or pulmonary issue or gastrointestinal issue like an esophagitis, ulcer, gallstones or reflux. Even a renal or kidney issue may be a cause. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What are the causes of middle back pain?

Lots of things: Go see your physician first to make sure it isn't something scary. Then take a look at how you sit, your general conditioning, how you use your body. For help, try physical therapy to include mobilizations and increasing thoracic mobility, treatment by an osteopathic physician and a supervised stretching program. If these aren't helpful, sometimes it's from an old injury- physical or emotional. ...Read more

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Upper middle back pain for over a month, gets worse as im standing up at work gets worse as the night goes on almost unbearable?

Need a consultation: This pain can be originating from the spine or surrounding areas such as the kidneys. Given the severe nature of the pain, a consultation and likely an mr imaging examination would be needed. Information from this exam along with the clinical info would help determine where the pain is originating from and whether it is mechanical, neurologic or solid organ based. I advise seeing a pain specialis. ...Read more

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Weight lifting and middle back pain! What can I take?

Weight lifting and middle back pain! What can I take?

See below: Rather than figuring out what to take it is more important that you evaluate your lifting technique, the amount of weight and reps you are doing rather than taking medications. You may need to alter your technique as well as the amount of weight and reps. I am sorry if this was not the answer that you are looking for but better to follow the above advice than to get hurt and not be able to lift. ...Read more

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I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

Too many options: Could be lung, could be spine, could be spinal nerve, could be nerve between ribs, could be muscle. To answer this one without more information, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain that shoots around to chest pain what could that be?

I have middle back pain that shoots around to chest pain what could that be?

Needs Evaluation: It could be coming from your spine, from your stomach or gall bladder, from something going on inside your chest like pneumonia or a lung tumor, could be your heart or great vessels (aorta). Bottom line is there are too many things that it could be without some investigation. Some of these conditions are life-threatening. Get to a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain and it hurts to breath and it is hard to get comfortable?

I have middle back pain and it hurts to breath and it is hard to get comfortable?

Doctor can evaluate: "hurts to breath" could be pain due to movement of the ribs if the movement irritates the rib joints and cartilage, could be due to irritation or pressure on nerves coming from the spine to that area, or due to other things like lung problems (infections, etc...), etc..., so if a doctor should talk with the patient and do an exam to get an idea of what might be happening. ...Read more

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I got a middle back pain when I got hungry yesterday, mostly on the left side, when I got a rest, it is mostly gone, but still there. What is it?

I got a middle back pain when I got hungry yesterday, mostly on the left side, when I got a rest, it is mostly gone, but still there. What is it?

Back pain: Left mid back pain most likely associated with muscle strain to left shoulder. Possible tome type of stomach or colon problem on left side. Your spleen is on left side too.
I am glad it is improving. ...Read more

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I have lower/middle back pain also hurting my thighs (mainly the front). I have not had any injuries. I have been told different by many doctors.?

I have lower/middle back pain also hurting my thighs (mainly the front). I have not had any injuries. I have been told different by many doctors.?

Drs may give u: Different diagnoses based on their assessment.Back pain among young people like u is usually muscular in origin. Of course, there are many other possibilities like arthritis, slipped disc, pinched nerve, scoliosis etc. Imaging studies may help pinpoint the exact diagnosis. Get reassurance from all of them. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/back-pain/default. Htm. ...Read more

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I couldn't sleep due to severe middle back pain on right side. I did windmill excercise this morning after long time. If I stand it starts paining.

Back pain: back pain is very common, and has several underlying causes form simple strains to more serious spinal issues. Get eval to see what your most likely cause is, so the treatment best fits your diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe middle back pain 7 months straight. Dr appointment made didn't take test or see actual dr?

Severe middle back pain 7 months straight. Dr appointment made didn't take test or see actual dr?

Back pain: Back pain that has lasted 7 mo is not good. However, the issues of tests - if who ever examined you did not find any objective findings on exam then testing is not indicated. What treatment did they suggest? ...Read more

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Had an X-ray for middle back pain two days ago. How long before my dr contacts me with the results?

Had an X-ray for middle back pain two days ago. How long before my dr contacts me with the results?

Contact him/her: Your best best would be to contact your doctor to see if they have the results. Usually the doctors nurse can read the results to you over the phone. ...Read more

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Having burning in chest and middle back pain?

See your doc today: You need to make sure that your heart isn't causing your problems. Go to your doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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I am having really bad middle back pain to the point of when I inhale deeply it hurts. It's more on my right side. Left side feels discomfort?

Pain: Did you have any trauma? That type of pain is concerning and could even be arising from problems within the chest also. Please be evaluated as that sounds concerning. All the best! ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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