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Sharp Pain Across Upper Back
All day sharp pain from sternum across right side of chest when twisting right.Same pain on left side just now upon turning left.Upper back tight.Help?
Lots of things: Most common back pain sources are strained/pulled muscles but "sharp" pain into the shoulders and arms/legs can be from a herniated disc causing nerve compression. If the pain comes around your chest/abdomen from the back this can also be a disc herniation. If you're having any neurologic problems (like weakness, etc), or the pain persists/worsens, you need to get this evaluated by a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle knot or spasm: Causes may include repetitive use, persistent postural stress, or an underlying structural problem. The lat. muscles commonly develop knots caused by injury, overuse, or a sedentary lifestyle. The knots are a result of tense muscle tissue that is stuck in a spasm-like state. If the pain persists, see your physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000063.htm ...Read more
Sharp pain in upper back between shoulder blades lasting a second or two randomly every few days or more. Should I worry?
I've developed a sharp pain in a vertebrae in my upper back while riding a bike, what should I do?
Try modifying your : Position on the bike to see if that helps. If not, and if you like to ride, cross train doing other activities until the pain resolves and then try resuming biking. If the pain returns, then see your physician for an evaluation if it is bothersome enough to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have this sharp pain in my upper back and it usually happens if I walk for a very long time. It lasts at least 10 min and feels like cold water to.?
Muscle tightness: Could be a build up of muscle tension. Less likely a disc problem in the back. ...Read more
random mild stabbing sharp pain in upper back and lower back that last seconds to 2 minutes, when lying down or sitting. What could it be ?
I have sharp pains on the right side of my chest and right side of my upper back but the sharp pain doesn't happen while breathing just at random?
Likely benign: But a good evaluation by a physician or osteopath would appear reasonable. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more
Prof.Breast Exam: May be related to positional changes, usage, and need thorough exam of back. ...Read more
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