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Back pain on spine, chest tightness, abdomen pain, headaches. Any new ideas of what the cause might be?
Multiple symptoms: I have been seeing your post for several days and cannot come up with a logical answer. If you have these multiple symptoms for a long time, you should seek some medical advise from a doctor who can examine you thoroughly. It could be more than one reason for these symptoms.
What cause the muscles around the spine feels "tight" or more likely feels "dehydrated", not ache, not pain? 7 weeks ago, I had auto accident. Car pushed me down. Fell backword on the street. Passed out for a brief time. Thank god. No bones broken, non
Fell down: You probably have a minor strain of some of the muscles and ligaments attached to the lower spine. Try some moist heat on it for 20 minutes at a time. I am more concerned about the "passed out" comment. If you hit your head that hard then you had a significant concussion.See 1 more doctor answer
Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the neck and sore swellen, achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back?
So I have psoriasis and rashes from taken lithium nd my spine is very tight special around T3 n T4 is Synthroid (thyroxine) tha next step for anti inflammatory?
Not Synthroid (thyroxine): Hi. Synthroid (levothyroxine) is thyroid hormone, and is not an anti-inflammatory. Do you mean hydrocortisone? Hydrocortisone (and drugs like it: prednisone, triamcinolone, etc) are anti-inflammatory glucocorticoids, and can be used in a variety of types of arthritis. There are other great treatments for psoriatic arthritis if that's what this is, but not Synthroid! It's used to treat hypothyroid.
18yrs old. Fell off roof 8 months ago. Had persistent "tightness" in spine, shoulders to skull, since, that makes turning head most ways sting. Ideas?
Pinched nerve: It could be related to residual muscle spasm and sprain, but there could be a herniated disc causing impingement on nerves. Start with an exam by your doctor who may start cervical x-rays and recommend PT if normal, but if no response, I recommend MRI to assess for herniated disc. Best wishes
When leaning head to chest, center of chest pulls esp after standing. Could it be back/neck muscles are tight? Chest&spine xrays OK. Heart tests normal.
Suspect muscle: I agree this sounds muscular but there are other possibilities. You could ask your physician to clarify
Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?
Muscle tightness: Depending on age, muscles in lumbar spine tighten to protect the nerves and to stabilize vertebra in response to pain (acute) or strain (chronic). Other stimuli can be deconditioning and suddenly over working muscles like weekend warriors, or bending, stooping, or leaning forward for long periods. Uti does not usually start in lumbar spine. Other conditions could be more serious, seek medical adv.
Muscle tension: Really, nothing to speak of causes only numbness in the lower spine. All I would surmise would be spasms/tension that could conceivably cause only numbness along with tightness. Address the muscle spasm with stretching, ice/heat, salonpas hot patches, core exercises, and the rest should subside.
Is there nerves along the spine? My dr pushed rounabout of old injury and I been in pain ever since. Feel beat up n chest feels a little tight since
No: Spinal nerves are too deep to palpate directly local tenderness is a sign of muscular strain injury spasm.
How to confirm sideway slant of the spine? I suspect my spine is slanted to one side giving a tight feeling to one side of my body under the rib cage
Exam and X-rays: Some people have a degree of kyphoscoliosis which can make the spine appear to slant to one side. You health provider can determine if you have this condition. Many cases are mild and do not require any specific treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
I've been doin spinal cord stretches and my spine and my back feels tight any thoughts doctors what it might be?
Right question?: Are you sure you mean "spinal cord stretches"? The spinal cord can bend and twist, but not only would you damage your spinal cord by truly stretching it, truly stretching it is probably impossible without applying so much external traction you'd also rupture a lot of joints and muscle attachments. Ever hear of a device called the rack? The tightness is most likely just muscular.
I have severe muscle tightness & pain around my middle back & my spine. Very painful. Hard to move. Muscles in other parts feel different.?
When I push on my tight lower left back about 2 inches to the left of my spine my left thigh radiates w pain, also when getting up from chair. Knot?
Trigger point: This knot is probably a trigger point. Sometimes the knot can be a source of pain or a symptom of an underlying problem such as a disc herniation or pinched nerve, both possibilities given your age.
What causes a pressure in the back at middle of the spine it dosent really hurt it just feels like the skin is tight in that area and should I worry?
Back pain: You may experience a muscle spasm or stiffness. This condition can be alleviated with resting and avoidance strenuous physical activities and heavy lifting. Over-the-counter topical pain ointment can be useful to alleviate the muscle spasm. If the pain is progressively getting worse with pain radiation to the lower extremity, MRI is warranted to further evaluate the cause of pain.
Can tight painful bear hugs cause ant spinal damage? Spine hurts after receiving one several hours ago. Very tight hug, made me yell at the time.
No: It is unlikely there could be serious injury to the spinal column itself by the mechanism of getting a "bear hug". That being said, other injuries could occur including injury to the ribs or abdomen. Don't hesitate to be seen if you think you have sustained a serious injury.
Is there an injection for the scm muscle in my neck to make it calm down and not get so tight, stiff and aggravated, and pull my spine out of alignment nearly as easily as often, get lasting relief?
What does it mean if I have joint noises of the spine when turning my body? Muscles feel tight also.
Spine noise: LeeP ~ at 19 yo it simply means you need to see more of the sunshine and less of a computer screen. Your muscles sound contracted and stiff. It sounds as though you really must do more exercise or at least mobilisation of all joints by exercise or even walking. You will FEEL so much more healthy as well!See 4 more doctor answers
How can I determine if my spine is out of alignment or if it's tight muscles that are causing back pain or numbness?
Spine Align & Muscle: Have you done any PT or had chiropractic tx? Could help you with determining if you have primarily a muscular source +/- a spinal source. Can pick up some spinal changes with direct exam of the back. Other spinal changes can only be seen on plain x-rays, CT, MRI, etc. See if your PCP will prescribe a topical muscle relaxant. (Flexeril) If it eases ALL symptoms, then maybe muscles are only issue.