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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
Stretch, exercise: Back soreness is very common and most often caused by strain on the back muscles. It is a good idea to stretch your back and do back exercises. If there is persistent numbness or pain that does not go away in a few days then it is best to see your doctor to rule out more serious causes of back pain, like disc disease and nerve compression. ...Read more
Back pain: Cracking in your back may just be air pockets in the joints, similar to when finger joints crack. I advise following up with a doctor to evaluate your pain. ...Read more
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