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My upper left back hurts for six months, and now I have buzzing in my thumb/forefinger and numbness in my ring/pinkie. Scared.?

My upper left back hurts for six months, and now I have buzzing in my thumb/forefinger and numbness in my ring/pinkie. Scared.?

Cervical issue: The upper back pain and upper extremity symptoms may be consistent with a disc issue from the cervical spine. Seek out a specialist to evaluate. ...Read more

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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I have pain in my mid to upper left back hurts when i walk or even lay down?

I have pain in my mid to upper left back hurts when i walk or even lay down?

Pain: You will need to see physician. Concerned pneumonia pleurisy. Could be simply muscular but generally feels better at test. ...Read more

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Constipated and my left upper back hurts as well. What could be wrong?

Constipated and my left upper back hurts as well. What could be wrong?

Could be Stool: Constipation can cause back pain in the areas of the small and large bowel. I would see your doctor if you can't get anywhere with stool softeners or OTC bowel medications. ...Read more

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My upper left side of my back hurts when I move or the most when I lay on my back. It feels like it's bruised but I don't know what this is.

My upper left side of my back hurts when I move or the most when I lay on my back. It feels like it's bruised but I don't know what this is.

Possible strain: Have you been lifting weights or performing any activities that could be stressing your upper back? Avoid staring that area to see if your symptoms clear up. If not an orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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My upper left side of my back hurt between my shoulder blade and spine what could this be?

My upper left side of my back hurt between my shoulder blade and spine what could this be?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Please consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell difference N kidney pain and back muscle pain. My left upper back and side hurt randomly. Hurts when I move or take deep breaths?

How to tell difference N kidney pain and back muscle pain. My left upper back and side hurt randomly. Hurts when I move or take deep breaths?

Back pain: Kidney pain is generally felt in the lower back - the flanks more precisely. Pain in your upper back that increases when you take deep breaths more closely relates to either a lung/pleura issue or musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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I wore compression stockings for the first time yesterday, thigh high ones and i woke up this morning with my left upper back thigh area hurting, DVT?

I wore compression stockings for the first time yesterday, thigh high ones and i woke up this morning with my left upper back thigh area hurting, DVT?

Unlikely: It's more likely that you have compression of your lateral femoral cutaneous nerve-this is a common problem with tight fitting garments. Risk factors for a DVT include recent surgery, cancer and a history of blood clots. Treat the discomfort with a heating pad and see a doctor if the pain does not abate. ...Read more

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My lower left side back hurts really bad?

My lower left side back hurts really bad?

Here's the list: Pain is common alarm for many health problems: kidney problems including infection and stones. Ovary issues. Spleen problems, bowel problems spine problems the sacroiliac joint, tendinitis and muscle problems they also be contributing. In other words if it bothers you that much you need to be working with the physician to help locate the source. ...Read more