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Lower back ache, its been six months, couldnt walk straght for a month getting better but now my mid back started again, did pet scan nothing found! ?

Lower back ache, its been six months, couldnt walk straght for a month getting better but now my mid back started again, did pet scan nothing found! ?

Back pain: More detail is needed to help you with your problem. Not sure why Pet scan was done as it is typically done to diagnose cancer. I recommend either consulting through our Health Tap Prime service or seeing your local doc for further work up. ...Read more

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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Chest/rib aching on left side. Mid-back pain when bending. Ekg, chest xray, blood work clear. Overly sweaty sometimes (esp. Night). Er thought pleurisy but naproxen doesn't seem to help. Thoughts?

Chest/rib aching on left side. Mid-back pain when bending. Ekg, chest xray, blood work clear. Overly sweaty sometimes (esp. Night). Er thought pleurisy but naproxen doesn't seem to help. Thoughts?

Nerve pain: The rib cage discomfort may be due to pressure on a nerve caused by a spur or disc in the midback spine. A deep breath can also pinch the intercostal nerve which runs between ribs. I recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon who will order the appropriate images. ...Read more

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I am about 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and since yesterday have had a little bit of back ache/ pain like a pulled muscle feeling/ mid back. Is this normal?

I am about 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and since yesterday have had a little bit of back ache/ pain like a pulled muscle feeling/ mid back. Is this normal?

Not unusual: Back and leg pain are common during pregnancy, though usually low back. Midback can occur, whether or not you are pregnant. Do not take medicine unless approved by your obstetrician. You can continue exercise, activity. Heat or cold may help. Talk to your primary or your OB if it persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Dx?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Lower left mid back pain. Not like a sore back. I also have really cold feet. Noticed both symptoms around the same time. Are they related?

Lower left mid back pain.  Not like a sore back. I also have  really cold feet.  Noticed both  symptoms around the same time. Are they related?

Unlikely unless this: Presentation is due to an aortic aneurysm which can present as back pain with the feet feeling cold due to poor blood supply to the area. If the symptoms are progressing or significant see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have back pain non-stopin my mid back to lower back, it aches non-stop and feels stiff the physio said the pain is in the facet joint. What's wrong?

I have back pain non-stopin my mid back to lower back, it aches non-stop and feels stiff the physio said the pain is in the facet joint. What's wrong?

Facet Pain: Facet pain is pain originating from a joint in the vertebral column. It is arthritis of the joint in simple terms. Exercise is very helpful and if not then blocks can be performed to identify and confirm this as the pain generator. ...Read more

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I'm having radiating back pain. It's upper back sometimes mid back and right below bra strap line. The pit of my stomach is sore and lots of belching?

Few possibilities: With frequent belching,and pain radiating to back in additon to pain in the pit of stomach possibilities are peptic clucer disease which includes gastric ulcer disease, duodenitis( 1st part of small intestine's inflammation ) or duodenal ulcer , gall stone disease including infection of GB, pancreas inflammation and spine disease of thoracic spine with pain starting in back and raditing to front ...Read more

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Since giving birth 12 weeks ago I have had back pain. At the moment it feels like mid back pain, rib ache and neck ache, feeling a little winded.

Since giving birth 12 weeks ago I have had back pain. At the moment it feels like mid back pain, rib ache and neck ache, feeling a little winded.

12 week Mom: This sounds like a new Mom with a 12 week old. Bending, lifting and lack of sleep can add up to fatigue and a tired back, Get some help from Dad and take a break. Try and NSAID or, if you are nursing, a little alcohol-for both of you to rest. ...Read more

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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Back shoulder pain: at 26 years old. Pain in right shoulder area is most likely not related to lung cancer. Absent trauma, it can easily be referred pain from gallbladder disease. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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