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Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers dont help?

Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers dont help?

Get checked: I always check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause for head pain. ...Read more

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I notice dull pain on back left side that comes and goes and I believe its from lifting s/th heavy. Like milk gallon. Active person, why does it happ?

Recurrent back pain: this is probably a recurrent back injury. However, you have to be careful. Particularly, if it continues to come back. I would worry about a kidney stone or infection that can sometimes mimic muscular back pain.. also you have to worry about more serious causes of back pain like spinal cord stenosis.if you are having recurrent back pain for three months or longer go to the doctor ...Read more

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Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Musculoskeletal: Pain with movement in areas of the body which have high tendencies of injury could mean a musculoskeletal injury. It is good to know more history including onset of pain, the frequency (constant or intermittent), previous similar history, does the pain radiate to other locations, any previous trauma to the area, have you taken any otc meds, does it hurt if you push on the area of pain. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain in back left beside the shoulder blade upper back?

Muscle spasm : Upper back pain in a middle age female is likely muscle spasm. Heat and rest should resolve. If pain persists for more than two or three weeks then a physician should evaluate. Excess physical activity and workplace mechanical stress can cause this problem. An ergonomic evaluation might be in order. Massage might be helpful. ...Read more

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I stood up from bending over and felt a pain in back left of my head, like something moving painfully inside. It comes and goes. What could it be?

I stood up from bending over and felt a pain in back left of my head, like something moving painfully inside. It comes and goes. What could it be?

Pulled muscle: The trapezius muscle inserts at the base of the skull attaches to the spine in the middle and inserts on the shoulder. You probably pulled this muscle. Just use ice for the first few days then use heat and rotate them every hour. Each treatment is 20 mins . 20 min cold. 20 mins warm then 20mins off. Try some Motrin . Good luck. ...Read more

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4 years have pain on back left of spine about at bra strap. Hurts to press on as in massage, to breathe deeply, and to curve back like a cat. concern?

4 years have pain on back left of spine about at bra strap. Hurts to press on as in massage, to breathe deeply, and to curve back like a cat. concern?

Chronic tendinitis: 4 years is unusual for tendinitis but not impossible. tendinitis/myositis is tender to the touch. massage is best with the addition of anti inflammatory agents. Winter green (used in BenGay) is good to use when you do the massage. The biggest problem is that this area is hard to reach, so you will need help with the massage. see yoga link below http://www.yogacards.com/upper-back-pain.html ...Read more

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Felt dull pain on back left side coming around to left side. Got period in am. It's normal. I'm passing tissue which happens on day one. Why the pain?

Felt dull pain on back left side coming around to left side. Got period in am. It's normal. I'm passing tissue which happens on day one. Why the pain?

Menstrual pain?: If i understand your question, you might be describing a condition called "mittleschmerz" (if i've spelled this correctly). It occurs when the egg is released from the ovary, the contents around the egg which are also released can causing back pain. ...Read more

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Pain in back left shoulder that moves to front and goes down arm?

Nerve impingement?: Hi SierraY172. This is possibly a pinched nerve in your neck. Do you have numbness and tingling? Consider imaging of your neck especially if it feels like numbness and tingling. ...Read more