Top
10
Doctor insights on: Stabbing Pain Upper Back

Share
1

1
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

2

2
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

4

4
I have sharp stabbing pain middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause?Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis , fell on butt 2x

I have sharp stabbing pain  middle upper back & shoulder no sob cause?Have htn, 3/10 chest X-ray for angina found l/s mild atelectasis , fell on butt 2x

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 17 year old unlikely anything but skeletal despite risk factor of hypertension mild stele tasks due to not taking a deep breath use otc for pain relief. ...Read more

5

5
I have a sharp stabbing pain in my upper back for several weeks now. comes &goes even at times when I have been resting or sleeping. Am I oK to fly?

Have evaluated: I would recommend you have this medically evaluated in person before travelling. It might be nothing, but it might be something serious. There is no way to determine which via an electronic consultation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
22/f. sharp stabbing pain in chest and upper back mostly on both sides of shoulders. This happens frequently.

Check posture when: sitting, typing on computer, using your iPhone or Android, (methyltestosterone) or driving, riding the bus. All these things affect bilateral shoulder pain, b/c it forces us to hunch, which isn't healthy for our backs or bodies. If you have good posture, then maybe it's a pinched nerve, or the way you carry your backpack, or purse. May be too heavy. Shouldn't be more than 10 pounds max. Also, wearing too high heels. ...Read more

9

9
random mild stabbing sharp pain in upper back and lower back that last seconds to 2 minutes, when lying down or sitting. What could it be ?

random mild stabbing sharp pain in upper back and lower back that last seconds to 2 minutes, when lying down or sitting.  What could it be ?

Stabbing pain: Sounds like you have a muscle spasm. Did you pull it or have trauma, to much excessive or heavy lifting around the house. Take some ibuprofen and use bengay and relax your back. If further pain see a doctor to get checked. ...Read more

10

10
Stabbing pain right back upper throat, periodically. Red place there. Also bottom very back molar has smelly pus when rubbed sometimes on same side?

Stabbing pain right back upper throat, periodically. Red place there. Also bottom very back molar has smelly pus when rubbed sometimes on same side?

Wisdom tooth ?: From your explanation that is what it appears to be. Most probably infected. May have a large cavity.... those teeth are very hard to keep clean. Please see your dentist ASAP. An infection in that area can quickly turn deadly if the swelling closes off your airway. All the best... ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers