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Sharp Pain In Middle Left Back
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
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.
Muscular pain: Given the duration of symptoms, your age, and the condition, I would think of it being a muscular type of pain that is probably due to spasm of the muscles from the position you are at inside the car. ...Read more
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
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?
Sharp pain in my lower left middle side of my back everytime I move around? Did push ups hurting after push ups?
Muscle strain: Sounds like you may have strained a muscle after exercising. This will get better in time with rest and ibuprofrin. Remember to keep your abs engaged when doing pushups or plank exercises. ...Read more
I get a sharp pain in my lower back when I stand for a long on the left side. Its like a pinch...Could it be a nerve?
It could be but more: Likely it is more related to a structural problem in your back in terms of load bearing across the joints of your back like facet joints or the discs or even a sacroiliac joint issue. So avoid prolonged positioning and keep in shape in terms of exercise, weight control and not smoking. If it worsens or does not improve, get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
I have been experiencing a sharp pain on the left side of my back a little towards the middle. Why is this happening?
Muscle pain?: Young women tend to have increased stress&this stress leads to muscle stress in the Trapezius Muscle. This pain high up in back. Is pain high up or lower down? Pain can also result from poor posture. Lower back pain more common after heavy lifting - usually incorrectly. An internist would get couple xrays & if any abnormality seen refer to orthopedist. Muscle pain treated w anti-infam med (Nsaid) ...Read more
I have had a constant sharp pain on my left side lower back. It’s been like it for nearly a week now. Worse when I’m sat down?
Keep a movin: Of course the most common thing it could be would be just your usual low back pain. You should never rest in bed for more than the first 24 hours. After that, you walk, work and live through the pain being as active as you can with the help of ibuprofen or similar med. If it doesn't go away, you should probably see a doctor to consider other possibilities. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain on my lower left side of my back. It is not a constant pain but rather comes and goes. But the pain is very sharp?
This pain may be related to a number of factors including muscular pain, renal system infection or hip pain.
I would suggest monitoring your temperature and being seen by your doctor if a heating pad and motrin do not provide relief. If you have a fever and/or change in urination pattern, please see you doctor. ...Read more
There is a shooting sharp pain in my lower left back that comes and goes. When the pain come it feels like I'm being stabbed. Pain level 9?
When lifting a backpack a sharp pain went through my left higher than low back. It has lasted all day and is not getting any better. What to do?
See Osteopathic Dr: You can try home remedies like heat or pain relievers, but the cause could be something easily found and fixed by osteopathic manipulation. A good history and phys, incl osteopathic hands-on exam might find the cause to be injured muscle, vertebral dysf, rib dysf, for ex. Some of these are easily treatable via manipulation. If it doesn't clear up in a day or two, i'd go see your local osteopath. ...Read more
I have sharp pain on my left side for a long time now. It goes around to my back. My right side is even worse. I've had no injuries, no anxiety, help!
Go to a doctor: It is impossible to give you advice based on what you are reporting. ...Read more
What can cause the sharp pain I have in the left side of my chest. When I bend over and get back up and I feel a pop. Sometimes just sharp pain happen?
See your doc: If you feel like a pop in your back it could be your ligaments in your spine. But if it causes persistent sharp pain, have yourself checked by your doc. ...Read more
Could be...: A lot of things, I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
There's not enough: Info here to answer the question you didn't actually ask. Unless it's severe & incapacitating (in which case you need to SEE a doctor), you can set up a virtual consult with one of our doctors (I prefer the full audiovisual consult) and thru a dialog, we might be able to help you. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
The lower left side of my back has been aching all day. I get a sharp pain there when I look down or twist.?
I started having a sharp pain on my back side, of my left, it feels like it's under my ribs and it is very painful. What could it be?
Well, there is the: Kidey back there, gotta consider a stone but doesn't sound like it. Does it increase with breathing? If so, likely musculoskeletal. Try ibuprofin but if sick, fever, getting worse consider er, if fever and uriary probles, could be kidney infection, my vote is muscle strain though, good luck. ...Read more
I felt a sharp pain in my lower left side of my back. Now every 2 or 3 step I take there is a sharp pain. It hurts to walk. What is this?
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