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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.

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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.

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What would cause the middle of your back between your shoulder blades to hurt and your right side of your back to hurt?

Commonest cause of--: Such backache is generally due to tiredness, muscle pull/strain, from regular day to day activities, either too much of a normal activity or some unusual one, which can happen to anyone. Pain meds like a nsaid, applying heat/ice packs and regular stretching exercises woud all help. If not improving, see your pcp for workup and appropriate treatment.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Could the coccyx sit in the middle of your back?

Could the coccyx sit in the middle of your back?

NO: Coccyx is the tail bone and it is located at the bottom end of spine not in the middle.

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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.

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How can sitting on the floor too long cause pain in the middle of the backbone?

How can  sitting on the floor too long cause pain in the middle of the backbone?

Proper posture: A properly balanced spine keeps the head centered over the pelvis as viewed from both the front and the side. Best way to maintain "perfect" posture is practice with a book on your head. Balance the book, and your head is balanced. Now, remember this position. The curves that exist when balanced are your normal curves. You're not supporting your back, nor using best posture when sitting on floor.

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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.

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I have been sitting at my desk and am getting a stabbing pain in the middle of my back, what is it?

Back pain: Sitting in a wrong on unsupported position for extended periods of time can cause unwarranted straining if your back muscles and misalignment. Consult an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for a thorough exam of your back.

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I have a pain in the middle of my back then it gos up to my neck then left should could that be a pinch nerve?

I have a pain in the middle of my back then it gos up to my neck then left should could that be a pinch nerve?

Disc herniation: It looks like muscular pain [trapezius muscle groups] prob secundary to disc disease in the lower cervical/upper thoracic spine.

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I have had a consistent pain in the middle of my back on the left side right under the ribs. I have had it for over a month it comes and goes.. ?

I have had a consistent pain in the middle of my back on the left side right under the ribs. I have had it for over a month it comes and goes.. ?

Upper back pain: Recurrent discomfort in this region may emanate from the rib cage,kidney, lung or be caused by an intervertebral disc pressing on a nerve root. Osteoporosis of the spine seems less likely Your physician will take a thorough history of your symptoms, perform a careful examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Referral to a specialist may then be recommended.

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I got pain in the middle of waist(back side) at the time of exercise. now I can't move any way. I feel like my backbone is detouched from my waist?

I got pain in the middle of waist(back side) at the time of exercise. now I can't move  any way. I feel like my backbone is detouched from my waist?

May need Medicalche: If you back pain is persisting and your legs are not able to move freely(you can not stand up or walk) then it is an emergency that requires an examination by a Physician. call your primary care doctor or go to an Emergency department of a nearby hospital. They can check your spine and give you pain relief.

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Back pain in the middle of my back just below the middle of my room the pain gets so bad but I can't stand it and no it doesn't leave it all day long?

Back pain in the middle of my back just below the middle of my room the pain gets so bad but I can't stand it and no it doesn't leave it all day long?

Back pain review: Back pain can be very annoying because it limits the daily activities. it might be due to trauma, spine degeneration, disc prolapse, muscle spasm or autoimmune disease. you should consult your physician and he/she will run diagnostic test to specify the reason of your pain and start the appropriate management

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Hi, I have a hard pain in the middle front area below the brest. The pain does not let me breath easy and sometimes I feel it in the back of that area?

Mid chest pain: For how long? May be reflux could try maalox and see if helps the pain or could be gallbladder -is it worse 1 hour after eating? or could be vascular ( blood vessal- rare like aorta) or cardiac ( pericarditis) or cardiac , may also be in the lung like a lesion follow up with doc

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I've get a sharp pain in the middle of my lower back everytime I bend over would that just be a pinched nerve?

Maybe not: Central low back pain is most often due to inflammation/arthritis of the disk/joints in the spine or inflammation/injury the soft tissues (muscles/tendons) . Occasionally, lumbar nerve root compression can begin as midline pain but this is certainly not the most likely cause.

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