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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (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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Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Mid back pain under shoulder left side When breathing deep the pain wraps around my side to my left chest and shoulderbBack pain is constant not chest?

Back pain : The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more

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Sharp Burning pain left side mid back and down my side for 3 weeks, no injury, 2 years ago had a 1.7cm left kidney cyst, could that have grown?

Possible but need to: also take into account your past history of swollen glands, thyroid nodules, and left kidney cyst that should be followed up and measured by US. Have an integrative physician work with you to balance these health issues out. Have your iodine levels checked too, especially if you have a tendency to form cysts, fibroids, fibrocystic breasts. Burning pain is not normal and can be an irritated nerve. ...Read more

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What are the possible reason for a mid back muscle pain at left side?not the backbone. it hurts when sitting on a chair and hand lifting.

What are the possible reason for a mid back muscle pain at left side?not the backbone. it hurts when sitting on a chair and hand lifting.

Varies: There are a number of potential causes of back pain on one side rather than in the midline, these can include a facet joint, sacroiliac joint, or disc herniation problem; or potentially a back problem that has caused a unilateral spasm. Don't hesitate to be seen. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have had a mid back, left side , pain for about 10 days. Each morning i awake with no pain and it begins about an hour later. Possible cause?

Most likely muscular: Or arthritic in origin. It is unlikely to be serious as the pain is not constant and only starts after activity. It should be self limiting or may require some otc medication if no contraindications. If it persists or worsens, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has crampy left sided mid back pain. It's very bothersome. What could cause this?

Broad differential: The differential is long and includes kidney stones, diverticulitis, and lumbar spine disease amongst others. Please visit your primary care doctor to sort out the issues and get your husband the appropriate treatment. Good luck and well wishes to your husband. ...Read more

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Mid left back pain and side when laying down or sitting. Cyclobenzaprine made it go away but came back. Lots of side effects like burning sensation.

Mid left back pain and side when laying down or sitting. Cyclobenzaprine made it go away but came back. Lots of side effects like burning sensation.

Injury?: The location and sensations you describe sound like spinal subluxation (twisted spine) cyclobenzaprine will help spasms from spinal malalignment, but is short lived. Correcting the posture or spine through chiropractic, osteopathic, or medical manipulation is suggested. Medications can be part of the solution even as temporary relief. There are others to try if you experience side effects. ...Read more

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Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

May be gas in large: This may be what we call the "splenic flexure syndrome" where we get gas in the large intestine where the intestine flexes from the tranversecolon to the left descending colon - across the top of the abdomen and down to the left side. The intestine turns under where the spleen is and that is why it is called the splenic flexure where the intestine turns. Intestine gas can build up = pain. ...Read more

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Have bright red blood in stool, including a lg clot. Now feel nauseated, light headed, and dull pain mid back left side. Should i worry?

Have bright red blood in stool, including a lg clot. Now feel nauseated, light headed, and dull pain mid back left side. Should i worry?

Blood in stool: Blood in stool is always an issue of concern it may be that you have a hemorrhoid, but see your doctor for evaluation. He may want to refer you to a gastroenerologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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