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Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers don't help?

Constant achy/sharp pain back left/right side of head. Top of head also a bit tender and pressing it can recreate the pain. Pain relievers don't help?

Get checked: I always check the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, and frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of a toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause for head pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain back of ear sometimes when I eat or drink?

Sharp pain back of ear sometimes when I eat or drink?

? salivary blockage: Most likely not, but also make sure you do not use qtips. They are an instrument of the devil. Rare salivary blockage can do it. See if it is specific foods (ie sour). Rare rare reportable tumors can do it, but unlikely. ...Read more

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Sharp pain back of L knee when I bend it, especially going up/down stairs. Stabbing pain when kneeling on it. No injury, no swelling. Been appx 4 months.

Sharp pain back of L knee when I bend it, especially going up/down stairs. Stabbing pain when kneeling on it. No injury, no swelling. Been appx 4 months.

RA: These symptoms may be related to a ruptured bakers cyst however I am more concerned for joint destruction by your RA and you should see an ortho surgeon for evaluation and keep your rheum in the loop. ...Read more

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc. ...Read more

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During my period I have sharp pain back of my head on the left, waving down my ear and shoulder. It's so sever I feel my brain would explode.?

During my period I have sharp pain back of my head on the left, waving down my ear and shoulder. It's so sever I feel my brain would explode.?

Migraine: Most likely these are migraines. Rarely associated with a dangerous condition, but potentially treatable. Speak with your doctor, possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain back of head. Sinus since July. Head Ct scan normal showed sinus. Doc said pain is from sinus. But is it? Pain usually face, not top/back head

Sharp pain back of head. Sinus since July. Head Ct scan normal showed sinus. Doc said pain is from sinus. But is it? Pain usually face, not top/back head

Depends: It depends on which sinus. For example if the sphenoid sinus is involved you may feel it in the center of your head. Ethmoid sinus may give you eye pain. Also if they are infected, the lymph node drainage is variable and back of head/ neck may hurt. So it depends ...Read more

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I am feeling an odd sharp pain on back and shoulders, what do I do?

I am feeling an odd sharp pain on back and shoulders, what do I do?

Thoracic Spine Pain: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read more

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Took a breath and got sharp pain in back what does that mean?

Muscular pain, rib I: Can be anything from a muscle spasm to an irritation of the lining of the lung (the pleura). If it continues and if associated with any shortness of breath, you need further studies and other tests. ...Read more

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Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Sharp pain middle back left side hurts with movement?

Musculoskeletal: Pain with movement in areas of the body which have high tendencies of injury could mean a musculoskeletal injury.

It is good to know more history including onset of pain, the frequency (constant or intermittent), previous similar history, does the pain radiate to other locations, any previous trauma to the area, have you taken any otc meds, does it hurt if you push on the area of pain. ...Read more

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I was cleaning and got a sharp pain in back. Now hurts to walk. What did I do pinch a nerve?

I was cleaning and got a sharp pain in back. Now hurts to walk. What did I do pinch a nerve?

Muscle injury: You prob have a muscle injury rather than disc or nerve damage.
Suggest intermittent ice and moist heat, 15 each time alternating about 3-4 times per day.
Advil will also be effective as anti-inflame and for pain.

If still present in one week, or worsening, then seek medical help.

Hopefully it will improve in the next few days. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back of lower calf that comes and goes but doesn't last long but is intense. Could this be a bloodclot should I seek immediate attention?

Needs attention: Although not necessarily a blood clot, it needs to be proven that it is not. The medical field usually looks for the dangerous even if not highly likely. An ED would probably get an ultrasound. Your family doctor would also be able to order the same test. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back after eating or drinking something cold.?

Sharp pain in back after eating or drinking something cold.?

Esophageal Spasm: Often times the esophagus will spasm with very cold food or drink and may be felt in the back. Usually nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Randomly getting sharp pain in back by left shoulder blade. Randomly, takes my breath away, lasts couple mins then goes and I'm fine. What could it be?

Randomly getting sharp pain in back by left shoulder blade. Randomly, takes my breath away, lasts couple mins then goes and I'm fine. What could it be?

Pleurisy, perhaps: If this has been going on for a few days, then I would schedule an appt with my primary care doctor. This could be something more serious, but if it is only a day or two, then some anti-inflammatory medicine taken wtih food might help with the pain. There are several things that can cause referred pain though and these might need to be evaluated ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in back and stomach. It feels like there's a knife in my stomach that's coming out of my back : (it hurts a lot. Could this be serious?

I have sharp pain in back and stomach. It feels like there's a knife in my stomach that's coming out of my back : (it hurts a lot. Could this be serious?

Possible ulcer: Is best for you to see your physician and see if this is an ulcer. But maybe something else and you may need to see a guess urologist. But with the symptoms you have this is what you should look for. ...Read more

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Head injury- 2 days later. Sharp pain in back of head when bending over and it goes away after standing up. Neuro exam normal.

Need more info: If you hit the back of your head this could be occipital neuralgia, another possibility is a pinched cervical nerve which can get more compressed with certain neck positioning (MRI C-spine would show it); if sharp pain is primarily below the hairline, this could also be a muscle strain at the back of the neck (worsening with neck flexion), need more information to help you figure this ...Read more

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What can I do for sharp pain from back of left ear to sholder?

Could be: It could be a muscle related pain in which case moist heat and gentle stretching may help. Other wise I would suggest getting it diagnosed to make sure it is nothing more serious. I would see an ENT physician if your primary care physician can't help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain in back of my foot, above the heel?

Sounds like: Achilles tendonitis. If it is, you may want to try a small heel lift, eccentric excercises and ice or epost salt soaks in warm water. ...Read more

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When I take a deep breath I get a sharp pain in back, top/middle of back. I also feel quite breathless like I need to remember to breathe?

Fever?: Your symptoms suggest pleurisy although there can be muscular causes as well. If you have fever or productive cough, you should have an x-ray done. Otherwise, a simple analgesic like Ibuprofen, rest, and time may be all that's required (and please, don't forget to breathe!) ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?

Need more info: I will need more info re this pain. How long present? Did you injure yourself in any way, lifting, stumbling, carry a heavy weight, etc?? You may have partially moved a rib out of place, but that is only one possibility. Does the pain respond to ice application? Heat? If it persists, should be checked by physician. ...Read more

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Fuse l4-S1 2/14. New sharp pain left back to butt May 1st. Saw surgeon and he said prob. Muscle and if still there in a yr perm. What the heck? Xrayok

MRI: X-rays focus mostly on bones. If pain is severe and not improving, an MRI could assist with identifying the cause of the new-onset pain. It may or may not be associated with old surgery. Your primary doctor could assist you with that if pain doesn't improve. ...Read more

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