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Pain in the left side of the upper back and left side?

Upper back and L sid: There are many potential causes: herniated cervical or thoracic discs vs localized muscle strain vs facet joint irritation vs referred pain in particular from abdomen/diaphram which refers pain into shoulder/upper back. I suggest rest, antiinflam, localized heat, massage, pt and if not better consult md for MRI and consider epidural, trigger points injections, facet injections per md recommend. ...Read more

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Pain in the upper chest on the right side?

Pain in the upper chest on the right side?

Intercostal pain: Intercostal neuralgia may produce sporadic episodes of acute pain or pain that is dull and constant. The pain is often described as stabbing, tearing, sharp, spasm-like, tender, aching or gnawing. It typically feels like the pain wraps around your upper chest in a band-like pattern. The pain may intensify during exertion or with sudden movements involving the upper chest, such as coughing or laugh. ...Read more

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I have pain in the upper right part of my stomach on the right side of my chest and on the right side of my back and in between my shoulder blades?

I have pain in the upper right part of my stomach on the right side of my chest and on the right side of my back and in between my shoulder blades?

RUQ pain: Your description of your current symptoms appeared to be related to gallbladder dysfunction. You might want to discuss with your local doctor for further work up to see this is to be the case. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have this pain in the right upper side of my lower back?

I have this pain in the right upper side of my lower back?

Cannot say: Really impossible to say without a history and physical examination. That is why you should see your doctor and if he/she doesn't know they can send you to a specialist to try and figure it out. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back right side of head?

Pain in lower back right side of head?

OK: How long. How severe? Sharp, shooting, dull, aching. Hurt to move head or is there localized tenderness. Could be many things. If it doesn't get better, get checked. ...Read more

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Pain in back right side of my head?

Pain in back right side of my head?

How bad?: Headaches are very non specific. One sided pain could be due to migraine or sinusitis. Stress or cluster type of headaches. If you have a very bad headache, then that could be originating from brain and needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Awful pain in the lower right side of my stomach?

Awful pain in the lower right side of my stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Hurting in the lower back could it cause pain in the front on the left upper side?

Low back pain: Low back pain typically radiates into the low back lumbar region and down the legs, it does not usually radiate up above the back. ...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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Back of the upper left side of my mouth hurts?

Back of the upper left side of my mouth hurts?

Dental: In the absence of any visible lesions or trauma, probably a dental problem such as an abscessed tooth is probably most likely. ...Read more

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Having pain in both upper side of my rib cage in the back?

Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine disease (e.g. osteoarthritis, compression fracture or nerve entrapment). Based on age and other risk factors it rarely could be a manifestation of underlying heart or lung disease. Talk to your PCP for a Neck- Thoracic spine X-ray and ECG. ...Read more

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Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. it is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. throbbing pain.

Isolated pain in a single spot on the left side of my head. it is near the back of my head and the upper side of my left side. throbbing pain.

Occipital neuralgia.: Irritation of the main nerve that runs from the back of the skull can cause occipital neuralgia. . It is suspected that tense muscles or ligaments may press against the nerve, causing irritation, inflammation and subsequent pain. Other causes may include viral infection, trauma to the neck or bad posture. ...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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Nerve sprain in the left side of right knee...When the pain is sever the pain extends to right side of the lower back n right feet...

Nerve sprain in the left side of right knee...When the pain is sever the pain extends to right side of the lower back n right feet...

Lumbar spine MRI: The pattern of pain described above is most likely due to lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the lower back). A lumbar spine MRI is needed. A superimposed knee problem may be present as well. ...Read more

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Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?

Have shooting burning pain in lower left side of back shooting down the left side of my thigh into my groin and left testicle. Most intense in morning?

Back/Pelvic Eval: I recommend a more comprehensive evaluation by a physiatrist/sports medicine or orthopedic specialist. The lower back and pelvic region is complex and there are multiple sources for that type of pain/symptoms and a thorough history and physical exam is needed to assist you. ...Read more

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What might cause lower back pain in the left side right near the spine?

Numerous: Pain in that area could be due to a trigger point (localized soft tissue inflammation) vs muscle sprain/strain vs facet joint pain vs degenerative disc vs disc herniation, among other causes. If your symptoms are persistent or worsening, see a physician. ...Read more

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Slight pain -comes and goes right upper side of abdomenp-more on the back.?

Slight pain -comes and goes right upper side of abdomenp-more on the back.?

Kidney maybe: Pain in that area could be a kidney stone or could be gallbladder, especially if associated with fatty foods and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If kidney stone the pain may get much worse and there may be blood in urine. Gallbladder may eventually cause right sided chest and arm pain. A good history, physical and some diagnostic testing can usually determine the cause fairly easily. ...Read more

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I have a severe sharp pain on the upper right side of my back. Gets worse with movement?

Time for an exam: I think the description of severe sharp pain didn't illicit many responses because it warrants an exam. And even then the cause might not be apparent but the severe sharp aspect of it warrants a professional evaluation. ...Read more

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I keep having pain in my upper right side of my back and it goes through to my chest.. How do I go about this?! it also hurt when i move some times.

I keep having pain in my upper right side of my back and it goes through to my chest.. How do I go about this?! it also hurt when i move some times.

Doubtful: It is doubtful that this is heart related. However, you women have strange heart symptoms and should be included in your workup as well as chest x-ray. My experience in this type of pain, it is usually related to "tightness" around the suprascapular nerve and of the rhomboid muscles attachng to the shoulder blade. I usually will block the suprascapular nerve and trigger point inject the muscle. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my upper right side of my back whenever i breathe in, it also hurts if i move quickly?

Pleuritic pain: That is a symptom of a lung problem. Things such as a viral infection, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism or even a tumor can be the cause. You should see your physician for a checkup. ...Read more

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I have had excruciating stabbing pain in my upper right side of my back.. Under my shoulder blade. Can you please tell me what it could be?

Go to ER: Considering your age possibilities include cardiac origin. Muscle strains won't hurt you, but cardiac events can. Best to have this type of pain checked out immediately. If you also have shortness of breath, call 911. ...Read more

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I have A constant stabbing pain in my upper right side of my back. Hurts to breathe, move, cough, etc. It's been extremely painful for over a month. Please help.

I have A constant stabbing pain in my upper right side of my back. Hurts to breathe, move, cough, etc. It's been extremely painful for over a month. Please help.

See a Dr: A month of even moderate pain is long enough to wait. Extreme = DO IT NOW. You need to be examined. It might be nothing major, but let a pro look at the situation. Breathing and moving are not optional. The cough might need attention too. It's worth it - you are. Get insurance if you need to - it's why the ACA exists. ...Read more

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Im having pain in my upper right side towards my back. it hurts constantly. it hurts to bend ,sit, stand twist, stretch etc..

Im having pain in my upper right side towards my back. it hurts constantly. it hurts to bend ,sit, stand twist, stretch etc..

Get evaluated: though this could be a simple musculoskeletal issue, kidney infection and other disorders can present this way. Without a history and physical exam it's not possible to distinguish between an internal problem or a muscle strain. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had some type of infection for about 23 days now in my lungs. Now today I have a pain in my upper right side in my back with taking a deep brea?

I have had some type of infection for about 23 days now in my lungs. Now today I have a pain in my upper right side in my back with taking a deep brea?

Need to be seen: Whether you were previously treated or not, it sounds like this is a new symptom and a thorough history and physical exam is needed to determine the cause of the ongoing infection, the new symptom, and the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Im having pain in my mid upper right side of my back and a discomfort in the mid right side of my chest as well. could that be liver issues?

Could be: The liver is situated in that area, so it is possible. Any pains if persisting, should be evaluated by the Dr. and they can do a history and Physical on you and determine the most likely cause. best wishes. ...Read more

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This just started today when i bend over i get like a shooting pain in my upper lower right side of my back but only when i hend over?

Disc: Pressing on nerve. Consider physical therapy, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant. If in a month, no better, an MRI of your back reasonable. ...Read more

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I have this pain in the right upper side of my lower back?

Cannot say: Really impossible to say without a history and physical examination. That is why you should see your doctor and if he/she doesn't know they can send you to a specialist to try and figure it out. ...Read more

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I have pain in the upper right part of my stomach on the right side of my chest and on the right side of my back and in between my shoulder blades?

RUQ pain: Your description of your current symptoms appeared to be related to gallbladder dysfunction. You might want to discuss with your local doctor for further work up to see this is to be the case. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does the upper right side of my back hurt? It happened out of nowhere when i woke up this morning.

Why does the upper right side of my back hurt? It happened out of nowhere when i woke up this morning.

Muscle strain?: possibly from sleeping in an awkward position..see if it improves through the day if not have a doctor examine you ...Read more

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Can u experience pain in the upper right side of your back when u have a water infection .?

Yes: If the infection has evolved to pyelonephritis the you can feel pain on your costovertebral angle . Seek professional help. ...Read more

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The upper right side of my back hurts, but I don't have a fever or any other symptoms. What could cause this?


The upper right side of my back hurts, but I don't have a fever or any other symptoms. What could cause this?

More details: Did you experience any trauma to the back. The pain can be due to muscle overuse, trauma, inflammation, etc. See your physician to provide a detailed history and to undergo a physical examination. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/tc/upper-and-middle-back-pain-overview ...Read more

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I have a burning/stabbing pain that has come & gone for years on the upper right side of my back it's gotten worse & more frequent the past few months?

I have a burning/stabbing pain that has come & gone for years on the upper right side of my back it's gotten worse & more frequent the past few months?

Back pain: Back pain is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor. It's hard to assess what you may have without an extensive history and physical. Start with some otc Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Use an ice pack or heating pad. Decrease the volume and intensity of your activities. If your pain continues and becomes severe, then ensure you have follow up with a doctor. ...Read more