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Worsening back pain, spine tenderness and short of breath. See a bone specialist next week. Do these symptoms sound like spine cancer?

Worsening back pain, spine tenderness and short of breath. See a bone specialist next week. Do these symptoms sound like spine cancer?

If you are having: Shortness of breath, i would not wait till next week to see a doctor. And no, it does not sound like spine cancer. You should see someone immediately for treatment of your shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I have the flu for the 2nd time in 2months , i'm 40 years old and never had the flu before. My lower spine is sore, is that a flulike symptom.

I have the flu for the 2nd time in 2months , i'm 40 years old and never had the flu before. My lower spine is sore, is that a flulike symptom.

See Doctor: Recurrent non specific flu like symptoms can be the sign of underlying problem. If can be sign of festering localized infection or pathology. See doctor. ...Read more

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What could a sore/tender spot on my spine mean? Located around center of the back.

What could a sore/tender spot on my spine mean? Located around center of the back.

Can be anything: A sore spot in the back, could be due to muscle spasm, tendinitis, arthritis or even a pinched nerve. Or it could be a tender spot that of no real concern. Check with you doctor. ...Read more

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Have a sore/tender spot on the middle/upper portion of my spine. It hurts when I press on it but I feel no abnormalities at the area.

Have a sore/tender spot on the middle/upper portion of my spine.  It hurts when I press on it but I feel no abnormalities at the area.

FIBROMYALGIA : FIBROMYALGIA =TENDER PAIFUL MUSCLES. YOU NEED AN EXAM& LABS PT WITH US & TENS improves blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels . You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Also stop ultrasound therapy. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach.com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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When I press on my spine right above the tailbone it feels tender, and I've been having mild pain in my lower right back for about two weeks.

When I press on my spine right above the tailbone it feels tender, and I've been having mild pain in my lower right back for about two weeks.

See details: it is impossible to say for certain but a young male could have sacroiliac tenderness as a component of spondylitis. See a rheumatologist if it persists. ...Read more

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I had a massage a month ago and ever since I have soreness around my spine. When i bend over i feel it. It's tender there. Or is it something else?

I had a massage a month ago and ever since I have soreness around my spine. When i bend over i feel it. It's tender there. Or is it something else?

Muscular v disc: This is muscular if only a month & it occurred after massage. If longer, it may be from a disc issue that could be a tear in the disc or herniation. If muscular, it will get better by -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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Fell down stairs landing directly on my spine. It hurts to sit or stand for more than a few minutes and tender to the touch. Did I just buise myself?

Fell down stairs landing directly on my spine. It hurts to sit or stand for more than a few minutes and tender to the touch. Did I just buise myself?

Need: examination. It could be a sprain, but it is better to get evaluated as spinal fracture could occur. if just a sprain, ice application, rest and analgesics ...Read more

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Why does the part of my spine just below my shoulder blades feel really tender?

Why does the part of my spine just below my shoulder blades feel really tender?

Muscle strain : The most likely reason is a muscle strain. You can also have some facet issues and at the extreme you may have something wrong with the bony part of the spine - ie tumor (this is rare but can happen). ...Read more

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Why is there a tender spot along my spine? There is pain and burning sensation. If pressed, lean forward or backwards it hurts.

Why is there a tender spot along my spine? There is pain and burning sensation. If pressed, lean forward or backwards it hurts.

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more