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What could it mean when you can a sharp stabbing pain in the middle of the top of your back?

What could it mean when you can a sharp stabbing pain in the middle of the top of your back?

Could be many things: Could be your heart, could be your spine, ribs, or strained muscles in the back, could be your pancreas or stomach. See a doctor for an exam and an answer. ...Read more

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My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

YES: Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get evaluated at a higher vol bariatric program for best treatment options. ...Read more

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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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What can I do for this pain in the middle of my back after a massage?

What can I do for this pain in the middle of my back after a massage?

Many Possibilities: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the middle of my back that wraps around my left side and I have had it for 4 days?

I have a pain in the middle of my back that wraps around my left side and I have had it for 4 days?

Kidney stone?: Is your urine color changed, are you having difficulty urinating or burning or urgency? It could be a kidney stone, get it checked by your doctor, and drink a lot of fluids. ...Read more

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I've been having a pinching kind of pain in the middle of my back, to the left of my spine. It comes and goes, and doesn't affect my day-to-day life.?

I've been having a pinching kind of pain in the middle of my back, to the left of my spine. It comes and goes, and doesn't affect my day-to-day life.?

Probably benign: This type of problem is often the result of muscle imbalance (caused by postures or repetitive movements) or strains of thoracic spine or associated ligaments. Analyze your daily activities to see what you might be doing to promote this situation. ...Read more

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I keep having a constant pain in the middle to lower part of my back on the right side. This has been going on for some months now. What is it?

I keep having a constant pain in the middle to lower part of my back on the right side. This has been going on for some months now. What is it?

Needs further workup: Pain indicates a potential problem that ranges from tumors, chronic appendicitis, kidney stones to just muscle strain or a disk problem. Need to see a physician for a thorough history taking, examination and directed tests that may include blood, urine and ct scans. ...Read more

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Back pain in the middle of my back sharp?

Back pain in the middle of my back sharp?

Multiple etiologies: The middle of the back is not a common place for disc disease, which is more common in the neck and the lower back. Depending on your age and your other medical problems, the pain could be a muscle spasm (eg from exercising), pain radiating from other places (e.g. Abdomen in case of pancreatitis), trauma to the back, compression fractures (e.g. In osteoporosis), and cancer with bone metatasis. ...Read more

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