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Intense back spasms off and on for 2 wks in the mid-back in muscles that run along spine. Hurts to breathe, lift arms, laying on sides. What is wrong?

Intense back spasms off and on for 2 wks in the mid-back in muscles that run along spine. Hurts to breathe, lift arms, laying on sides. What is wrong?

Persistent spasm: There can be many causes for this type of symptom. If you lifted a very heavy object, were playing contact sports, or were involved in a motor vehicle collision, this could be due to a vertebral compression fracture or rib fracture. If you have no history of trauma, then muscle spasm is more likely. If short of breath, this could be pulmonary embolus. You should be examined by a doctor. ...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?

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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Spasm of ribs on right side now current pain in mid back close to spine what could be the cause? I was not doing any activity if onset

Hard to say: It could be anything from coughing or sneezing hard to a blood clot in your lung or pneumonia. It is also possible to dislocate a rib. In rare instances it could even be coming from your heart. You need to see a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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What can I do for sharp pains in mid back and left side?

Unfortunately there: Isn't enough information to try to determine the cause or to make treatment recommendatoins. I would encourage medical evaluation to further pin this one down. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the right side of my mid back. Any ideas as to what this might be?

I have a sharp pain in the right side of my mid back. Any ideas as to what this might be?

Pain rt side midback: We do need more history, like if there is radiation of pain towards groin or any where else, if you have any difficulty in urination or blood in the urine.If the pain is worse on movements and intensity of pain
but the first thing comes to my mind with pain in this area is kidney pain, or it can be just muscular pain. So consult your doctor to find out what it is and get treated. ...Read more

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Can feel discomfort in my mid back when sitting but pain occurs mid back when turning torso side to side. Pain after lying down as well.?

Can feel discomfort in my mid back when sitting but pain occurs mid back when turning torso side to side. Pain after lying down as well.?

Back pain is: Very common. The best thing you can do is to stay as active as possible – even if you are in pain. People with low back pain recover faster if they stay active. Walk as much as you can. If you stopped working because of your pain, try to get back to your normal routine soon. But do not overdo it. You can try using ibuprofen or any over the counter pain relief. See your doctor if you don’t improve ...Read more

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I been having a sharp stabbing pain in my mid-back, mainly on the left side. If I lay down I can't get up because it hurts real bad. What could it be?

Back pain: Can be many things in that area including a muscle spasm, pinched nerve or even a kidney stone or urinary tract issue. Depending on what brought it on should help answer that. Trying an anti inflammatory and some heat may help if its muscular related. If it persists or gets worse then go and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Wake up every 3-4hrs spasms across mid back & sides hard ro breath. Can only get back to sleep in sitting position. Any ideas?

Wake up every 3-4hrs spasms across mid back & sides hard ro breath. Can only get back to sleep in sitting position. Any ideas?

Go to the Doctor: When one cannot catch their breath or says "it is hard to breath" the doctor tells you one thing: go to the hospital. Or at the very least go get seen by your family physician. No ifs ands or buts, this is serious. ...Read more

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I have pain in upper mid back on left side and loose constant stool?

I have pain in upper mid back on left side and loose constant stool?

? Gi issue: Sounds like you may have a GI issue with referred pain to your back area. Possibly a virus in your intestine as one possibility. If this continues, see a dr. For an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had pain in my mid back, each side of my spine, mainly in the mornings, I have had my Gould bladder removed about 7 years ago.

I had pain in my mid back, each side of my spine, mainly in the mornings, I have had my Gould bladder removed about 7 years ago.

Musculoskletal?: Most likely you have musculoskeletal issues such as chronic sprain or repetitive stress injury. Arthritis is also a possibility. Internal problems of lungs, intestinal tract, kidneys etc. Must also be considered. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I found a inch and a half hard knot on the mid back left side of my 4 year old daughters head....should I be concerned about it being cancerous?

I found a inch and a half hard knot on the mid back left side of my 4 year old daughters head....should I be concerned about it being cancerous?

Unlikely to be pbm: The description is vague but I have never heard of a cancer arising in such a location. It might be a lymph node or the result of past trauma. You should have your doc assess it at your next encounter. ...Read more

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Every time I swallow food, it hurts. It sord of feels like its getting stuck on my sides and it hurts my mid back as well. What can this be? Help!

Every time I swallow food, it hurts. It sord of feels like its getting stuck on my sides and it hurts my mid back as well. What can this be? Help!

Esophagus: If food is getting stuck in your esophagus, or is painful during swallowing, you could have esophagitis. There could also be an esophageal stricture or narrowing, or an obstruction by something else. Start with your primary care physician, and further testing can be initiated as well as a medication to reduce the possibility of acid reflux. ...Read more

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I'm having pain on my right side bellow my rib cage for 3 weeks now...I have pain in my upper and mid back on the right side! I have no gallblader?

I'm having pain on my right side bellow my rib cage for 3 weeks now...I have pain in my upper and mid back on the right side! I have no gallblader?

Common duct?: Your pattern of pain suggests biliary tree issues, even without a gb. See your pcp and have them get a GGT and alkphos. If normal, we need to look elsewhere! ...Read more

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For more than a week I've been waking up with severe mid back/rib pain after 5hs, always on side I was laying on. After getting up it vanishes. Ideas?

For more than a week I've been waking up with severe mid back/rib pain after 5hs, always on side I was laying on. After getting up it vanishes. Ideas?

Backache: The causes can include lifting heavy loads, injury, bad posture, inadequate mattress etc. Try changing the mattress or sleeping on floor over the cushion or changing sides or doing back exercises. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right side of mid back - severe nausea?

Kidney stone?: Your symptoms sound most like a kidney stone, but with the severity of your pain, a trip to the er is in order. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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What causes extreme pain in mid-back area and side in pregnancy?

What causes extreme pain in mid-back area and side in pregnancy?

See your MD: It is hard to tell from the description. It could range from the common back pain of pregnancy to kidney stones, or even preterm labor. If you are having the pain I is best to contact you md. ...Read more

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My bladder really hurts especially on the left side and my left side a few inches below my ribs about mid back really hurts what's going on?

My bladder really hurts especially on the left side and my left side a few inches below my ribs about mid back really hurts what's going on?

Kidney stone: It may well be that you are trying to pass a kidney stone and it is caughy on your left ureter as it meets the bladder on your left side.
You should be checked for it. ...Read more

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One week ago I started having symptoms of a UTI, I have had several before. Now I am having moderate pain in mid back, hurts more on left side?

Please see MD now!: By all accounts you have another urinary infection--especially since you admit that this is already a recurring problem. The pain of your upper left back strongly suggests kidney involvement instead of just a bladder infection--which is significantly more serious. Please see your doctor right away. Then appropriate testing can discern the proper treatment thereby avoiding permanent kidney damage. ...Read more

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Painful and tender spot on right side spine mid back but only when touched. Always had issues with right side of body being weaker, stiffen. Spot kind?

Below: You will need an exam to make an accurate DX.

Call your DR and get an apt.

This format does not allow a DX to be made from your description. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the right side of my mid back. Had surgery to fix scoliosis. Hurt's with certain moments. Got worse over night... Any ideas?

I have a sharp pain in the right side of my mid back. Had surgery to fix scoliosis. Hurt's with certain moments. Got worse over night... Any ideas?

Get checked: There are a number of potential causes and I would encourage you to let your surgeon know. One of the more common causes is an irritation of the scapula causing a condition known as subscapular bursitis. Thank yyou for your question. ...Read more

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Discomfort in mid back, just below shoulder blades. Find it harder to take deep breaths & deep breaths cause discomfort in mid to left side of chest?

Discomfort in mid back, just below shoulder blades. Find it harder to take deep breaths & deep breaths cause discomfort in mid to left side of chest?

Neuralgia: Pain radiating from under the shoulder blade around to under the breast may be due to compression (pinch) of a thoracic nerve as it travels along the under side of the rib. Sleeping in an awkward position is one cause. The pain can be severe. It is usually a temporary problem but can last for several weeks. If OTC NSAIDS don't help gabapentin can be very effective. ...Read more