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I was on crutches for 3 weeks or so but stopped 3 weeks ago. Now I have pain in the middle left side of my back that is not going away, why?

I was on crutches for 3 weeks or so but stopped 3 weeks ago. Now I have pain in the middle left side of my back that is not going away, why?

Crutches: It sounds like you think the new pain is related to the recent use of crutches. You don't describe the pain with any detail at all. It sounds to me like you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have this pain in the middle left side of my back that will not go away i've tried every pain med, nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, lidoderm patch...Help!?

I have this pain in the middle left side of my back that will not go away i've tried every pain med, nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, lidoderm patch...Help!?

Get re-evaluated: It seems that your pain is distressing/frustrating you from lack of response from med..And possibly not knowing exactly why. I would recommend seeing your doc again and express your concern--he/she may send you for xray/mri, pt, add/change med, or send you to a specialist for additional eval/treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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

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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What's this new stabbing pain in the middle upper left side of my back?

See below: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my lower left middle side of my back everytime i move around ? Did push ups hurting after push ups?

Sharp pain in my lower left middle side of my back everytime i move around ? Did push ups hurting after push ups?

Muscle strain: Sounds like you may have strained a muscle after exercising. This will get better in time with rest and ibuprofrin. Remember to keep your abs engaged when doing pushups or plank exercises. ...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 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