Top
10
Doctor insights on: Stabbing Pain In Upper Left Back

Share
1

1
Stabbing pain in upper back left side.cant take full breath.it started after riding bicycle for 10 mins.the pain exists for an hour right now.20 yrs. ?

Stabbing pain in upper back left side.cant take full breath.it started after riding bicycle for 10 mins.the pain exists for an hour right now.20 yrs. ?

Torn tendon likely: While pain like yours can often come with a racked or broken rib, your description sounds like you injured or tore a tendon that connects an intercostal muscle to a rib. If it is severe, see your physician in the next day. In general, you will have to take a pain medicine and stay off of the bicycle until it subsides. ...Read more

2

2
Awakened at night with sharp stabbing pain left upper back. What could it be?

Awakened at night with sharp stabbing pain left upper back. What could it be?

Sharp left upper bac: Many potential causes: rule out cervical or thoracic disc herniation vs acute muscle strain of paraspinal muscles vs facet joint sprain vs referred pain from other area especially abdomen/diaphram which also refers pain into upper back. If this persist, you need an md to fully evaluate. Try rest, antiinflam meds, localized heat, massage and if not better evaluate by md and ? Mri vs injections. ...Read more

6

6
Stabbing pain in upper region of stomach below sternum. Pain radiates to the left and then to my back. Happens even when i don't eat?

Stabbing pain in upper region of stomach below sternum.  Pain radiates to the left and then to my back.  Happens even when i don't eat?

Stomach pain: Please get your self checked for a gastric (stomach) ulcer. It is usually due to a bacterial infection called h. Pylori and sometimes drug induced (asprin and Motrin like drugs). ...Read more

7

7
Sharp stabbing pain in middle left back side?

Middle left: 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

8

8
What's this new stabbing pain in the middle upper left side of my back?

See below: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more

9

9
What can cause a sharp stabbing pain on left side of the middle of back?

Muscle spasm: Kidney stone, herniated disc are among a few. Worth getting an evaluation. There are other questions to be answered and your physical exam, and maybe doing some simple tests to answer the question what is causing this problem in you. ...Read more