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Doctor insights on: Pain In Middle Of Back On Left Side

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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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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

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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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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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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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I'm having back pain In the middle of my back on the left side it's really sharp pains?

Below: Difficult to answer as to the etiology of the pain without the advantage of a medical exam. There are many possibilities, many minor, some more serious. Guessing at the cause without an exam is not something that should be done. ...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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Having pain in the middle of my back on the left side been having the pain for 3 weeks, have tried pain reliever, heating pad, massage, hot bath

Left : Left sided back pain may be caused by back joint problems, pulled muscle and injured rib or vertebrae, sometimes other organ systems can cause the pain. I would recommend being checked by your primary care doctor. Physical therapy is usually the initial treatment. Patients who fail physical therapy may benefit from steroid injections, other interventional pain procedures or surgery depending on the specific problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a back ache left side to center of back mid way what could it be?

I have a back ache left side to center of back mid way what could it be?

Lbp: It could be anything raining to minor problems such as a muscle strain to arthritis/degenerative discs or facet joints all the way to other more serious conditions its best not to mention. Best thing would be a good history and exam by a doctor. ...Read more