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Pain in upper middle shoulder blade?

Pain in upper middle shoulder blade?

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 more

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Stabbing pain in right upper leg?

Stabbing pain in right upper leg?

Get it evaluated: There are several causes for this symptom. Major leg pain requires evaluation by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left back sharp

Pain in lower left back sharp

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

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Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

See a physician : You should see a physician . This could be a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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Back knots in lower back and sharp shooting pains middle upper backand lower neck?

Back knots in lower back and sharp shooting pains middle upper backand lower neck?

Muscle spasm: pain and knots in back muscles sounds like possible muscle spasms Heat, massage, gentle stretching, topical muscle creams and over the counter pain medications can help with muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

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

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Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Varies: It depends on the specific area. Each if the twelve thoracic discs can cause pain that radiates into rib area. ...Read more

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Slight twinges of pain in rib cage and middle back pain cancer?

Slight twinges of pain in rib cage and middle back pain cancer?

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

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Sharp pain in abdomen.

Sharp pain in abdomen.

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

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Pain in hip back and ribs.

?: pretty general complaint it would be best to see a physician to help you figure this out ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at least a visit to your provider. ...Read more

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What cause dull pain in upper back by left shoulder blade? 29/f.

Scapular pain: There are a number of causes of scapular pain. The most serious is referred pain from the lungs or heart. Musculoskeletally the discomfort can be from an irratated nerve, muscle spasm, bursitis. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains in right side in lower pain back and buttocks?

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

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Upper sharp back pain diagnosis?

Upper sharp back pain diagnosis?

Multiple diagnoses: We really need more information about your symptoms to make any type of diagnosis. The etiology could be musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal among other things. ...Read more

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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Back shoulder pain: at 26 years old. Pain in right shoulder area is most likely not related to lung cancer. Absent trauma, it can easily be referred pain from gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Sharp pain at center spine's upper back, causing severe hardness to breathe?

Sharp pain at center spine's upper back, causing severe hardness to breathe?

See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp localized pain in mid upper spine. Happens at night for hours tried heat and pain killers and muscle relaxer nothing works?

Sharp localized pain in mid upper spine.  Happens at night for hours tried heat and pain killers and muscle relaxer nothing works?

Night pain: One of the hallmarks of a potential problem in a young patient is night time pain/awakening. Even such, benign causes are most common. Nonetheless, pain at night would prompt me to recommend x-rays/mri and i would suggest a spine physician see you. ...Read more

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What to do about sharp pain in my spine?

Have it evaluated by: Your pcp or an orthopod, with a detailed history, examination, investigations. All these would provide a diagnosis, so treatment could be started. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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What could cause a really sharp pain in my spine?

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 more

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I have a sharp pain in my spine how do i take care of it and what caused it?

I have a sharp pain in my spine how do i take care of it and what caused it?

Varies: Episodes of back pain are very common, they often respond to rest, moist heat, and anti-inflammatories. If symptoms persist, don't hesitate to be seen to determine a specific cause. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my spine that is worse when i bend or lift things. What could be wrong?

I have sharp pain in my spine that is worse when i bend or lift things.  What could be wrong?

Hard to say.: Could be something as simple as a muscle strain, or you could have a bulging disc, spinal curvature, arthritis, just to name a few. You should see a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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Turn my head to left and have sharp pain down spine?

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 more

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I am having upperback/spine sharp pain injury during workout, please help?

Pinched nerve.: It could be a pinched nerve, emanating from the cervical spine, or muscle strain/spasm. Try neck and shoulder stretching exercises, to see if it relieves your pain. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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.

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

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I have a sharp pain that shoots up my spine when I walk? why?

See a doctor: you need to see a doctor to make sure you do not have a back problem, like disk herniation, or spinal stenosis. see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, 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. ?

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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 more

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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

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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..

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..

See Dr: Any pain that is severe enough or persistent enough to limit usual activities...Let alone breathing...Needs evaluated asap. If cannot be seen by your dr same-day, then should go to urgent care or er for evaluation and pain control. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Where exactly: is this area? Your symptom is called "hyperesthesia" and may be an irritated nerve or nerves . Ask your question again with more exact location of your affected skin! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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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 ?

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 
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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

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Doc said laminectomy could help but could severe sharp pain be unrelated to the spine?

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