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

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've had mid back discomfort for about a week now. What could be the cause of this?

See a physician: There a numerous possibilities of back pain from muscles strain, to disc herniation, to pancreatitis, to kidney stones, to a kidney infection. Persistent back warrants further evaluation by a physician in person. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower to mid back but it goes away when I lay on it is this normal or should I get it checked?

I have pain in my lower to mid back but it goes away when I lay on it is this normal or should I get it checked?

See PCP: You need a definite diagnosis therefore I recomendyou see your pcp and allow he/she to evaluate you and offer appropriate treatment if necessary. Radiological may be required at that time. ...Read more

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How to relieve upper to mid back tension? Getting a massage really helps, but i feel like i need it more frequently than i should.

How to relieve upper to mid back tension? Getting a massage really helps, but i feel like i need it more frequently than i should.

PT, yoga: Passive treatment like massage or muscle stimulation work well but don't always last. Active treatments like strengthening and stretching can lead to longer lasting relief. Physical therapy and yoga are great. Any back issue should be evaluated by a doc first before starting something new. ...Read more

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What causes mid back pain?

What causes mid back pain?

Sometimes a Concern: Mid back pain/thoracic pain can be due simply to musculoskeletal causes such as strain/sprain or could be a sign of more serious disease such as a thoracic/abdominal aortic aneurism or perhaps a kidney issue amongst other causes. It is best to be evaluated for any pain that does not go away over the course of a few days or becomes progressively worse. ...Read more

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What could cause a sharp pain in my mid back, after using the gym?

What exercise?: It depends on what exercise was performed at the gym that precipitated this. If this doesn't resolve, you should see your primary physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could fibro concentrate just in the upper shoulders and the mid back?

Could fibro concentrate just in the upper shoulders and the mid back?

Not likely: Fibromyalgia pain is typically more diffuse and symetric..Meaning equally on both sides of the body. If it is just your shoulders/upper back areas are involved, it is more likely to be muscle strain etc...It can be relatively determined by a physical exam from your doc... ...Read more

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Why upper mid back hurts when I sit or stand but disappears the minutes lie down?

Why upper mid back hurts when I sit or stand but disappears the minutes lie down?

When one lies down,: from standing or sitting,one "off-loads" the spine from the force of gravity.You may have a pinched nerve or disc.If persists or if there is any associated numbness,weakness,or tingling in your arms,legs ,or anywhere,seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Bump on mid back that is blue color, hard and painful to touch. Does not look like typical big bite ?

Bump on mid back that is blue color, hard and painful to touch. Does not look like typical big bite ?

Needs to be checked: It is hard to say what it could be based on the information you have given. It can be cyst, hematoma if there was any trauma ,Insect bite is a possibility . And may be an abscess .I suggest you have it checked by your doctor to make the diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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