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Sharp stabbing pain in middle left back side?

Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back. We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone. May need MRI and consult with pain physician. ...Read more

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Pain near middle left back near shoulder blade but more towards the middle. Not constant. But it is a stabbing pain?

Pain near middle left back near shoulder blade but more towards the middle.  Not constant.  But it is a stabbing pain?

Get screening: You definitely need to make sure all your screening diagnostic tests are upto date and negative. Thereafter consider a vacation, and a message. Placing something from freezer in a thin towel and placing on area will help. Maybe and I believe it is most likely muscle spasm from stress. But again, make sure you don't ignore the first line above. Taking an anti-inflammatory if you have good Kidneys 2 ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in middle left side of back?

Several things: Any history of any cardiac issues? If not it could be a simple strain. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain dull pain in left middle of back?

Muscle strain: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the spine. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause back pain. You can also get back pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the middle of your back could be related to chest conditions or your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left middle back after eating what could cause this, thanks?

I have pain in my left middle back  after eating what could cause this, thanks?

Suspicious: Pancreatitis -inflammation of the pancreas- is clsssically described as upper abdomen pain radiating to the back. May also be gallbladder or liver related. This whole system is biliary system. Blockage of blood supply to GI tract or ulcer possible. Best to be seen soon as some of these can be very bad. Workup may involve blood tests, ct, ultrasound, and more. If vomiting or jaundice, go to er now! ...Read more

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Pain on my left middle back side. The pain is also discomforting. What could be the cause?

Likely muscular: Hi! Pain in this area is often due to muscle spasms of the back, however, kidney infections are also common causes. Lots of other causes to consider based on your age, any accompanying symptoms, how many days the pain has lasted, any recent injury or illness, family history... It would be a good idea to check a urine analysis and to have a doctor examine your abdomen and back. ...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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Localized pain, middle of back, left of spine under ribs. Has lasted several days. No change, but is worse when sitting and improves when standing.

Localized pain, middle of back, left of spine under ribs.  Has lasted several days. No change, but is worse when sitting and improves when standing.

This type of pain is: very aggravating. It is very likely musculoskeletal coming from a strain of the paralumbar supporting muscles .... but it could be referred pain from the kidneys, spleen, or even some irritation of the peritoneal lining of the abdomen near the stomach. After several days, it is time for evaluation...an history and exam by your provider with some lab tests and possible imaging. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Pain in my middle back left side and hurts to push but pushing on it feels good at the same time?

Pain in my middle back left side and hurts to push but  pushing on it feels good at the same time?

Back pain: It's hard to say without an exam ... But low back muscle strain can do that. Other possibilities include kidney pain (from infection or kidney stone). Shingles can start with back pain on the side before the rash develops. ...Read more