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Sharp Pain In Upper Spine
Maybe supraspinatus: The muscle in your upper shoulder blade is your supraspinatus. Pain there can be from injury to the muscle, impingement to its tendon (the rotator cuff) or from irritation to the nerve that goes to the muscle. You need an orthopedic surgeon, physical medicine or sports medicine doctor who can sort through these possibilities and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus lumborum) at sacrum ( enthesiopathies)3) myotonic point in overused muscle. Usually localized. May respond massage, manipulation or needling. Common cause is rotating lower back during lift or abnormal position while working. Physical therapists. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, i would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...Read more
Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "sharp pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more
A few things : This depends on the examination. This depends on what activities you're doing when it occurs. In the back you have muscles, bones, joints, discs, bursas, tendons and ligaments. Any of these alone or together can cause symptoms. Your evaluation will clarify this. ...Read more
Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?
See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Sharp pain between shoulder blades, upper spine area. Very sharp first movement of the day and twisting or pushing shoulders back. Dull ache otherwise?
Appointment: Recommend virtual consult this week. I'm available from 6PM-9PM Monday - Thursday. All day Friday. ...Read more
Sharp localized pain in mid upper spine. Happens at night for hours tried heat and pain killers and muscle relaxer nothing works?
Several possibilitie: If it's directly along the spine, could be disc injury, herniation, torn ligament, tumor (not likely as these tend to be dull aching), or commonly a locked vertebra (higher up, could be rib).A good history & physical, esp. Hands-on osteopathic exam could elucidate cause leading to proper treatment.Simple, sharp pain is frequently easily diagnosed & fixable by osteopathic manipulation right in office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I get sharp pain in my upper middle back or spine when i drink anything hot or cold . I'm a little worried. Dan green.?
Virus Infection: If this is short term, virus infections often make nerves sensitive to heat or cold. Exercise by doing pushups but leaving your knees on the floor extends the back & strecthes soft tissue; it often helps to desensitize nerves in the back & spine. Neurologist evauation if no improvement is important for more serious causes. ...Read more
What is wrong with my back? I woke up one day and my lower spine right above my butt has a very sharp pain when i bend over & feels weird when walk.
Muscular v disc: This is either muscular issue if only several weeks. If longer, it may be from a disc issue that could be a tear in the disc or a herniation. If muscular, it will get better by about 6-8 weeks and 90% of discs improve over time. Otc meds can help as can heat &/or ice as well as guided exercise & activity modification. Lifestyle changes like weight control, not smoking & regular exercise are key. ...Read more
Yesterday while shopping I bent down to pick something up, and had sharp pain in lower back, just left of spine. Still got pain now. ?
Acute back pain.: You’ve experienced an acute lower back pain (obviously). Two possibilities. More likely, you pulled a muscle which is now in an intense and painful spasm. Also possible, you may have herniated or swelled a disc acutely when you started to come back up again with the item you were lifting. If you’re having numbness or tingling down your leg(s), you may want to seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a nagging pain in my back. A quarter sized spot about 1/3 way down just left of my spine (touching my spine). Sharp pain comes and goes. Ideas?
It could be various: Things, go get it examined by your doctor, to ensure it is nothing to worry about, especially if you are having any fevers, chills, sweats, redness around the spot, etc. ...Read more
A few days ago i felt a sharp pain behind the middle of my spine, then it got worse and i found it difficult to breathe or move? It hasnt got better..
My spine, in between two vertebrae, it's burning stinging with sharp pain. Nothing helps. EBay should i do?
Spinal pain: There are 24 movable vertebrae. Knowing which two would help. At your age a discitis is possible if you have had unclean IV injections or a serious systemic infection. A fever is frequent with this. The area is often tender and movement is painful. This is dangerous and needs and MRI and needle biopsy with culture. W/O more specific info my guesses are useless. ...Read more
My back has been hurting recently expecially when I sit down I get a sharp pain sent up my spine and it gives me nausea what could this be?
Disc degeneration: It could be degeneration of a disc between the bones in the spine. The downward pressure on the spine is greater when you sit than when you stand. You are young. If this pain is not intolerable concentrate on strengthening your abdominal muscles. This may go away. Keep your back straight and lift things with your legs. If things get worse instead of better see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain in middle of back right on top of spine, hurts bad when touched even finger lightly stroking area. Only seems to hurt when touched?
I just bent over and got a sudden sharp pain in my lower spine, could now not stand back up straight. Laying or standing still fine, moving hurting
Probably fine...: If you didn't get any numbness or tingling in the lower extremities you're probably ok. Either pulled a tight muscle and created spasms or tore a ligament in the spine. Sounds bad but it is usually something benign, a partial tear that heals perfectly fine on its own. Warm compresses. Gentle massage. Give it 1-3 days. Make sure to try to keep it moving. ...Read more
Depends on source: Sharp back or leg pain can be caused by a variety of conditions. If there is an abnormality on x-rays/ct/mri that explains the symptoms, then surgery (laminectomy) might help. You should be reasonably certain that surgery will help the majority of your pain before undergoing the procedure. ...Read more
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