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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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