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Pressure In My Upper Back
See doctor: This sounds like something that needs a good evaluation and possibly some testing to sort out. Unfortunately, can't help much online ...Read more
Muscle strain: Most likely you've strained your back & gluteal (butt) muscles lifting something improperly. That's why it's so important to bend at the knees when picking something up rather than just bending straight over from waist (most people aren't warmed up or limber enough for this - watch pro golfers grab golf ball after sinking putt). Go see doc if any pain down legs, loss of strength or incontinence. ...Read more
Tension: Number one cause for pain radiating into neck from back is stress and tension in neck and upper back muscles. Differential is much more than can be answered here. Reduce caffeine esp energy drinks and develope stress relief exercise for neck and upper back. Drink more water and look into getting a better nights sleep. ...Read more
Muscular pain : Heat antinflammatories if persistent see physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible disc troubl: You possibly have some lumbar/low back disc disease which could be impinging on a nerve root which causes pain to your leg(s). At times, non-discogenic but severe low back pain can radiate to your buttocks and upper legs, but if symptoms down to knee or below, it is likely from a disc problem. Severe hip pain can cause low back and leg pain as well. Motrin/aleve may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Testicle/groin area is a common referral for l5/s1 disc pain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
I'm getting pain in my back between my shoulder blades. Pain in my lower back by my kidneys also pain in my right arm which comes and goes. Also pins ?
Need exam: You will need to see your DR, have full history and a complete exam done to get the answer. There are too many possibilities to list, and the list would cause undue anxiety for you once you read them. Think of it this way: if your car could not start and you called a mechanic and asked what was wrong--answer-let me look at it and run some tests. ...Read more
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
Pain in my lower back around the tailbone. Hurts when i arch my back. Also have some pain on the sides of my ribs. Help?
I have aching pain in my upper back and neck and shoulders a little in my ribs at the back.. Also chest hurts when breathing in ?
Mgt: There are a number of possible conditions which can cause these symptoms. If you are otherwise healthy, muscular pain is a likely cause. Other possible causes include pleuritic inflammation or infection. In your age group, cardiac findings are less common. I would recommend a NSAID and a heating pad. If the pain worsen or does not resolve in a few weeks, please see your physician. ...Read more
Any cause?: Can you think of anything you've done recently that may have pulled or irritated/overworked some of the muscles in your back/left ribcage?How long has it been doing this?How often are the spasms?If going on several days with no relief with ibuprofen or naproxen and/or application of heat consider seeing your primary doctor to discuss muscle relaxing meds and/Or PT if it has been going on awhile. ...Read more
Stressed Muscles: Heat stretch and massage. Magnesium is also vital. It will help relax the associated muscles, decrease stress, stabilize sleep and help other meds and therapy to work efficiently. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Take b-complex 100 too. ...Read more
I have achy type pain in my left flank middle of my back area and it sometimes radiates around to my upper abdomen.
Thoughts...: It could be a variety of things... Gas, stomach ulcer, gastritis, kidney stones. Your doctor will probably do a urine test looking for blood (from a kidney stone), do a thorough back and abdominal exam. Make sure you get it checked out if it's persisting, especially if you're having fevers or bowel changes. Best of luck! ...Read more
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