Doctor insights on:
Sharp Pain In Middle Left Back
Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back. We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone. May need MRI and consult with pain physician. ...Read more
Several things: Any history of any cardiac issues? If not it could be a simple strain. Go see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Sitting down in car and felt a sudden sharp prickling pain in my left middle back and right lower chest area.Last for a few seconds and happen twice.
Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. He should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve he should see his doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, i would recommend him to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. He may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more
Depends...: Can definitely be due to a lot of issues - can be something as simple as strained muscles to a disc herniation. Recommend discussing with your pcp or pain specialist to determine if diagnostic testing is necessary. ...Read more
Hi i began getting a pain on my upper left side on my back and if i sit wrong or pick something heavy i begine to get a sharp pain im worried?
Muscle strain: Given that your pain is positional, isolated highly suggestive muscle/ligament origin. Our latissimus dorsi is large muscle attaching over broad area of our mid back/flank area. We use this muscle when we use our upper extremities. Trying to square up to what you are lifting so arms are symmetric, bend at the knees and keep objects close to your body when lifting will decrease strain. ...Read more
Nerve Pain: It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve or more likely a muscle strain or spasm. A nerve should have symptoms into your arm as well which you do not mention. Either way if this continues an evaluation by your physician is warranted if this continues ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anti-inflammatory: Upper back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for this type of pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Get Checked: Sorry to hear about your pain. Unfortunately you will have to be looked at by a provider to help figure out what this is. There are a huge number of possibilities, some serious and others not serious. Good Luck! ...Read more
Musculotendinous: 30's male w. Chronic unilateral rhomboid muscle region pain suggests localized tendonitis. No history of trauma given, but concern arises for strenuous athletics or weight lifting. An osteopath can diagnose, and a physical therapist can assist in resolution. Ergonomics must also be considered. Heat, massage, and acupuncture might benefit. Eventually, a single cortisone injection might benefit. ...Read more
Needs to be checked: Sharp pain in left side of chest needs to be evaluated asap.Seek medical help go to er. ...Read more
Sharp pain on the top left side of my head that goes away and comes back through out the day what is it?
Left sided headaches: If the headache is one sided and comes and goes, it is possible it is a variant of a migraine syyndrome. Temporal arteritis can give one sided headaches that are usually throbbing in nature. Other kinds of sharp pain can come from the scalp, if there is something irritating the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer