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Right Mid Back Pain Causes
Sometimes a Concern: Mid back pain/thoracic pain can be due simply to musculoskeletal causes such as strain/sprain or could be a sign of more serious disease such as a thoracic/abdominal aortic aneurism or perhaps a kidney issue amongst other causes. It is best to be evaluated for any pain that does not go away over the course of a few days or becomes progressively worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mid back pain starts just below shoulder blades and radiates around to the front just below breasts left worse than right What is possible cause?
Upper back pain: This is radicular pain from an irritated nerve root exiting from the thoracic 7/8 region. Inflammation of the rib head as it attaches to the spine is common. Other causes include muscle/tendon strain or a pinched nerve from a herniated disc. Anti-inflammatory medications, massage, and ice packs may relieve the pain. If the symptoms persist, then see your medical doctor. ...Read more
Moderate lower/mid back pain about 1 month. I have been limping due to knee injury for 5 months. Is this the cause/ what can be done to alleviate pain?
Yes it can!: A bladder infection can occasionally work its way up from the bladder to the kidney which is in the mid-back area. If the kidney gets infected, it is much more serious. Tensing of your back muscles from the bladder infection can also cause back pain from crampy tensed muscles. Best to call and see your doctor to let the doctor determine if the kidney is infected as well or not! ...Read more
Ask your doctor: That result in and of itself is not necessarily that impressive to my way of thinking if you are inquiring about a urinary tract infection. There should be more robust clinical symptoms aside from back pain with that result from a urinary analysis. Your doctor will know more about the overall picture and how to interpret that single result. Ask if a urine culture was obtained at all. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of mid-back pain that radiates either through right ribs or into upper abdomen in a 39 yr old man?
28yo, having mid-back pain for about 2 years. Xray results say mild thoracic levoscoliosis. How severe is the curve before it starts to cause pain?
Unknown: Mild levoscoliosis can be caused simply by the posture you have adapted to deal with your discomfort. It may have no direct input to the pain. Most who develop scoliosis to even a moderate degree do so silently with no associated pain. A direct exam and discussion with your doc are a better way to sort out this issue. ...Read more
What are the chances that mid-back pain when you sit and move certain ways is lung cancer? Or does Cancer cause dull constant pain, not just when sit?
Very, very low: Dx of lung cancer is rarely if ever based on a back pain presentation. Stop worrying yourself about that. Do consider an exam to determine the problem - but expect it to be muscular or weight related. Whatever it is, try to follow tx recommendations. If you smoke - cut down or quit and ask the Dr for ways to evaluate your lung health. It's a good way to start the New Year - living healthily!. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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