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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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Sitting down in car and felt a sudden sharp prickling pain in my left middle back and right lower chest area.Last for a few seconds and happen twice.

Sitting down in car and felt a sudden sharp prickling pain in my left middle back and right lower chest area.Last for a few seconds and happen twice.

Muscular pain: Given the duration of symptoms, your age, and the condition, I would think of it being a muscular type of pain that is probably due to spasm of the muscles from the position you are at inside the car. ...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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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

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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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MS sufferer with pain in left middle back area near my spine and going into shoulder. Hurts to take a deep breath. I change positions often. Reason?

MS sufferer with pain in left middle back area near my spine and going into shoulder. Hurts to take a deep breath. I change positions often. Reason?

Rhomboid strain: If area is tender to palpation it could be a rhomboid spasm try massage check out dr sarnos TMS see if it fits this pain not likely related to MS especially common if you are using an walking aid like crutches or cane scapular stabilizers doing new job ...Read more

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Discomfort in left top tummy, gurgling. Pain around back & middle lower left back. Doc gave me ranitidine. Constipated at times. Lower left pain worse?

Discomfort in left top tummy, gurgling. Pain around back & middle lower left back. Doc gave me ranitidine. Constipated at times. Lower left pain worse?

Epigastric+LLQ pain: The pain in the upper abdomen could be heartburn or related to ulcer disease. I'd recommend a proton pump drug like omeprazole before meals because it works better than ranitidine. You can try over the counter miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation. If you have left lower abdominal pain, it could be due to constipation. If it is not better you might want to have a CT scan to exclude diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Pain in left upper middle back, should I be concerned?

Maybe (not) . . .: Not enough history to give definitive answer. Any recent trauma or injury? Fever, sweats, chills? Shortness of breath? Numbness, tingling or weakness? Rash? Lots of things for us to consider so go see your family doc especially if pain gets worse or persists or if any of the above. ...Read more

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I'm 32 years old female with 3 children. I had back pain for 6 months on middle left back. What it could be?

Back pain: Back pain is not that uncommon. Especially if you spend a lot of time carrying children. Take some Ibuprofen and a yoga class twice a week. At your age a good stretch can go a long way. If it does not resolve in 3-4 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pain in middle back on left side (where kidney is)? A sharp pain with deep breath. Pain increases when lying down. Ice barely helps.

Pain: Pain in the back rarely is kidney pain. Kidneys usually hurt when acutely obstructed due to kidney stones or other causes. Kidney pain is not associated with deep breathing or with position. The pain you describe sounds more musculoskeletal. Pain with deep breathing can also suggest lung disease. If it persists or worsens see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Pain in upper, middle of back left side hurts to inhale and move also headache?

Pain in upper, middle of back left side hurts to inhale and move also headache?

Fever, cough too?: Pleuritic chest pain (sharp pain with inhalation) plus cough or fever is usually pneumonia in someone your age, headache would go along with infection. If you are having trouble breathing don't stay home and wait to get better, and don't drive yourself to get checked. ...Read more

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I have been having constant pain in my middle back and left side under ribs. Any idea what is causing it?

Yes: There could be numerous potential causes, including disk issues, nerve issues, joint issues, rib issues, soft tissue, bone issues, and more. A properly trained physician can do a proper assessment and leave a, hopefully, proper course of action. ...Read more