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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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Chest feels congested/sore, upper middle back pain, slightly stuffed nose, very little to no cough with no phlegm, throat doesn't feel sore, red eye?

Chest feels congested/sore, upper middle back pain, slightly stuffed nose, very little to no cough with no phlegm, throat doesn't feel sore, red eye?

See your doctor: This isn't normal and your doctor will give you specific treatment after physically examining you. You may need to examine you for sinus or upper respiratory infection or symptoms to help you feel better. Rest and hydrate and reduce your high stress level. Avoid sugary sweets, processed foods, fried or non organic meats as well. Let your body and mind rest! ...Read more

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What is the cause of my upper and middle back pain/soreness?

What is the cause of my upper and middle back pain/soreness?

Multiple: There can be many reasons. Commonest is muscular due to posture or kind of activity you are involved in. There should be proper work-up to rule out more worrisome causes like fracture, infection, tumor etc. It could also be related to changes in the neck and upper back part of the spine, like degeneration or herniation of disks. If the pain has persisted past 6 weeks, do see a physician. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray for middle back pain. It came back with dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?

I had an X-ray for middle back pain. It came back with dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?

Scoliosis: Dextroconvexity is a description of a curvature of the thoracic spine (scoliosis) where the convex portion is on the right. This findings may or may not be related to your pain. Muscle spasm can cause this curvature or this may be something that has developed over time. ...Read more

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Upper and middle back pain on the right side only. It's a year total since the pain began. X-RAY/MRI on spine-nothing. Min. Bladder control loss?

Upper and middle back pain on the right side only. It's a year total since the pain began. X-RAY/MRI on spine-nothing. Min. Bladder control loss?

Sleep habits: Coulr this result. Gppd luck. From lying on one side when you sleep? Do you have to lift stuff at work. I think the best thing for you to do would be to consult a physical therapist ...Read more

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I have middle back pain that started to the left of my spine and the pain has spread around my side to my ribs. I also have some bruising appearing.?

Hurt Yourself?: Given the bruising it sounds like you hurt yourself somehow. If so, it could be as small as a muscle bruise or it could be a rib contusion or fracture. I would see your doctor to decide if any future treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Wat shud I do explaind to doc abot middle back pain knot on spine sometime bruise down spine Bp up from pain but was told I don't rite pain med no ref.

Wat shud I do explaind to doc abot middle back pain knot on spine sometime bruise down spine Bp up from pain but was told I don't rite pain med no ref.

Explain it again: Knots in the middle back are quite common and may be due to muscular spasm, sprain, poor posture, and other causes. Associated swelling may be present, but busing along the spine is unusual and should be further evaluated, if in fact it is as described in the question. ...Read more

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I had a MRI of thoracic spine. I have protroshion at t7-8 and bulging at t6-7, 10-11. Would this cause upper middle back pain?

I had a MRI of thoracic spine. I have protroshion at t7-8 and bulging at t6-7, 10-11. Would this cause upper middle back pain?

Maybe: Unfortunately mris often provide more information that is relevant. It is not uncommon to find abnormalities on MRI scans that have no connection to someone complaint. The concern with disc herniations is the possible nerve compression that can result. This often causes referred pain and not pain where the disc abnormality is. The doc who ordered your scan needs to go over it with you. ...Read more

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I have osteonecrosis in my hip. I also have bone spurs on my spine, middle back pain, curved spine & osteoporosis. What are my expected treatments?

I have osteonecrosis in my hip. I also have bone spurs on my spine, middle back pain, curved spine & osteoporosis. What are my expected treatments?

Total hip: You will need to have a total hip replacement for the hip osteonecrosis.Osteoporosis need to be treated with the proper medicines (biphosphonates, orally o parentally.Parathyroid hormone subcutaneosly and vit d4000u daily. You will find out that after the total hip the back pain will improve and good pt program to strenghtening the core muscles will olso help with the back pain. ...Read more

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What can be causing middle back pain, sharp abdominal pain when I urinate, and tender to touch the right side of abdomen.?

Kidney infection?: The list of possibilities is large but at the top of the list is a kidney infection or uti. These symptoms require seeing a doctor and a better work-up including urinalysis, lab studies and imaging. ...Read more

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Worsening back pain, spine tenderness and short of breath. See a bone specialist next week. Do these symptoms sound like spine cancer?

Worsening back pain, spine tenderness and short of breath. See a bone specialist next week. Do these symptoms sound like spine cancer?

Short of breath...: Shortness of breath is a potentially serious symptom. Have you had a chest x-ray? The shortness of breath needs to be evaluated since there are many reasons for shortness of breath to be present. Back pain also has many potential causes including muscle strain/sprain. More info is needed before making a diagnosis, especially of cancer. If the shortness of breath is worsening, see a doctor asap! ...Read more

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Is it possible for upper middle back pain to be the only symptom of esophageal cancer?

Yes: But quite unusual, the cardinal features is swallowing trouble. Perforation is more associated with pain in the back than uncomplicated esophagus cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

Disk disease?: You need to be evaluated by a doctor. He needs to obtained a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. If your doctor is concerned, he/she will order appropriate imaging to confirm his suspicions. Numbness is not normal. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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