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My Middle Back Is Sore
I have been lying down straight for the last three days due to illness and now my middle back is super sore and tight is there anything i can do?
You must move!: Even when one is ill you must change positions and at the very least get to a sitting position. Even in the hospital patients are put up in chairs or made to walk some. ...Read more
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
Used to wake up with lower back pain. Just got a new mattress (firm memory foam) and now my middle and upper back are sore when I wake up. Now what?
See your doctor: There are many causes of back pain. The first step is to get a diagnosis. There are some arthritis diseases that affect the back as well as other types of inherited or squired changes which can be treated. If you have the most common cause of back pain for your age the main treatment is a regular stretching exercise program. The only way to know the best treatment is to first know the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pain in the middle of my back (very sore) & sometimes my lower back that comes & goes. What are these symptoms?
Most low back pain: Is muscular. Generally a spasm, resulting from inflammation that can then turn into a feedback loop, reenforcing the spasm, decreasing blood flow which decreases healing. In the absence of a diagnosis with the spine, even with one, u need management. Would i be incorrect in assuming u are not sleeping well and have low daytime energy? Do you clinch teeth at night? Let's do private if so. ...Read more
Walked in cold weather, middle of my back became sore, and when I breathe I feel some pain in my left chest, what's wrong?
Depends...: If you aren't used to exercising in cold weather, you could merely be experiencing airway irritationwith referred pain into your chest. it resolves quickly when you rest and warm up, it's not worrisome. However, the chest pain persists or worsens or you start wheezing, you should seek medical care promptly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: Most common problems for back pain would be overuse, muscle strain or sprain. However, there are some types of arthritis that affect the back and occur in young adults like yourself. So not knowing your physical activities, I would consider seeing a doctor if the pain has been present for more then a couple of weeks ...Read more
I am a PSW, and for a while now I have a sore back only on the right side middle area. I've had tons of massages and that won't work? What should I do
Doctor can evaluate: A back problem that doesn't go away should be evaluated by a primary care doctor, who might refer one to a physical therapist, orthopedic spine doctor, or physical medicine doctor (PM&R) for further treatment. If work related, the pain could be due to repetitive motions. One should show the doctor what motions cause pain, what relieves pain, what medicines have been tried, any past injuries, etc. ...Read more
Top back middle of my head right now is sore when i press on it, not the back of my head where i lay more right above that but not the top top?
Exam: cannot be diagnosed online. Please get examined today. ...Read more
My back right side was sore and now it has move to the middle by the spine area just today i notice the pain has moved to the left what is this mean?
Muscle strain.: May be a pulled muscle, or an irritation of the nerves to the muscles of the back. At age 64, I am guessing that you may have arthritis of the back as well, and that is associated with back soreness to different parts of the back due to the diffuse nature of back arthritis. If the pain does not go away, or intensifies, please see your doctor. ...Read more
I itch often everyday for at least 6 mo.In middle of my back , and sometimes a little tingling feeling. No sore, or marks there. Is this a symptom?
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