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Little sharp pain in the upper middle back. I quit smoking a week ago. Light cannabis smoker. No cough. I also have anxiety.

Little sharp pain in the upper middle back. I quit smoking a week ago. Light cannabis smoker. No cough. I also have anxiety.

Probably Nothing: I don't want to make too little of this but given what you described, didn't sound like anything more than a muscular or skeletal pain. If it gets worse Or you start getting any shortness of breath, seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise, I expect it will get better soon. Take a hot soak and stretch. ...Read more

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Pain in left upper middle back, should I be concerned?

Maybe (not) . . .: Not enough history to give definitive answer. Any recent trauma or injury? Fever, sweats, chills? Shortness of breath? Numbness, tingling or weakness? Rash? Lots of things for us to consider so go see your family doc especially if pain gets worse or persists or if any of the above. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with severe pain in my upper middle back. It goes away during the day but it keeps coming back. This is been going on for a mont?

I've been waking up with severe pain in my upper middle back. It goes away during  the  day but it keeps coming back. This is been going on for a mont?

Reflux: Esophageal reflux pain typically refers to the mid back region and is worse at night. Other possibilities include musculoskeletal pain in which case the back would feel tender where the pain is localized. With referred pain, the area where the pain is felt is non-tender. ...Read more

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How do I figure out the cause of this pain in my upper middle back?

Go see your doctor: Pain in the chest can be a muscular pain or caused by spinal sprain in which case it will settle down with rest and pain medicines. But your doctor may do some tests to check you lungs with a chest x-ray to start with. Other tests may be needed in case the pain does not go away within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain in my upper middle back or spine when i drink anything hot or cold . I'm a little worried. Dan green.?

I get sharp pain in my upper middle back or spine when i drink anything hot or cold . I'm a little worried.  Dan green.?

Virus Infection: If this is short term, virus infections often make nerves sensitive to heat or cold. Exercise by doing pushups but leaving your knees on the floor extends the back & strecthes soft tissue; it often helps to desensitize nerves in the back & spine. Neurologist evauation if no improvement is important for more serious causes. ...Read more

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Could cervical stenosis cause pain in your upper middle back on the spine?

Neck pain: Yes but there are many reasons for neck pain, (facet, muscle) classically multilevel cervical stenosis causes myelopathy a condition causing hand dysfunction, balance difficulty and incontinence. Surgery for neck pain alone in general terms is not very effective. I would try core strength pilates, pain management, epidural injections with possible referral to a spine specialist if all fails. ...Read more

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Pain present in upper middle back for almost a year. Less when resting. Seems to be getting worse. Had MRI and CT of chest.Clear. Deep ache?

Pain present in upper middle back for almost a year. Less when resting.  Seems to be getting worse. Had MRI and CT of chest.Clear. Deep ache?

Shoulder blades: Back pain between the shoulder blades is fairly common and can be the result of desk work, posture issues, and stress. The good news is that your tests don't show bone or, presumably, disk problems. Make sure you have good posture and good back support if you are sitting in an office. Consider therapeutic massage and acupuncture. ...Read more

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I have big breasts and pain in the upper and middle back. What do you suggest I do?

I have big breasts and pain in the upper and middle back. What do you suggest I do?

Large Breast with: back pain. If you are already not using a custom fit bra with under wire support then do that. Some times a sports bra may also help. I see you have had a gastric sleeve and hopefully that is helping with your overall weight. Ultimately, you may need a breast reduction. Consult a Board certified Plastic Surgeon for an evaluation. In your case insurance may pay for this, ...Read more

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Ive beeb getting very nauseated and having a bad pain in my upper and middle back that won't go away?

Nausea from pain: Nausea could be caused by the pain now your pain in flank or upper and middle back could be causes by kidney problem or purely musculoskeletal problem your so by controlling your pain you will feel better see your doctor that can help you with your pain good luck ...Read more