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Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

Mid and upper back pain on left side gas and hick ups and pain in kidney?

May be gas in large: This may be what we call the "splenic flexure syndrome" where we get gas in the large intestine where the intestine flexes from the tranversecolon to the left descending colon - across the top of the abdomen and down to the left side. The intestine turns under where the spleen is and that is why it is called the splenic flexure where the intestine turns. Intestine gas can build up = pain. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...Read more


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Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain

Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain

Upper back pain: If the pain has been ongoing for the past seven months and persists despite physical therapy then it is likely not a pulled muscle. Pain that limits physical activities warrants imaging of the cervical and thoracic spine. See a spine specialist to find the cause and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Right sided chest pain all day.I could reproduce it.Upper back pain.1 left side chest pain, same as right side. Can't reproduce.Doc says heart ok.

Right sided chest pain all day.I could reproduce it.Upper back pain.1 left side chest pain, same as right side. Can't reproduce.Doc says heart ok.

Myofascial pain: You might be able to find tender knots and ropes in chest and upper back muscles. Suggest seeing a specialist who knows about myofascial pain. Most of the pain in the body comes from injury to muscle and fascia, and the inflammation in the injured tissue that comes from food that is not good for us. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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38weeks+3 pregnant, painful middle to upper back pain on left side. Why is this?

Myofascial Pain: First, congratulations on your pregnancy. There could be a variety of causes, but most likely this is muscular or myofascial pain. With the added weight of the baby, change In your routine, and reduced sleep your are stressing your mid-back. I would suggest consider gentle massage treatment, trying to support and retract your shoulders and better support when sleeping. Hang in there and good luck ...Read more

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Sharp upper back pain on the left side when breathing deeply started after cycling It took more than 15 minutes until the pain disappeared...?

Sharp upper back pain on the left side when breathing deeply started after cycling It took more than 15 minutes until the pain disappeared...?

Upper back pain: The pain that you describe is typical of an inflamed rib head as it inserts into the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications, stretching and massage can help. Apply ice at night and moist warm heat in the morning. Chiropractors are helpful with this problem. Injection of the rib head with a cortisone shot is another treatment option. If the pain persists then a thoracic MRI scan is warranted. ...Read more

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How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

Severe back pain: Anytime i hear severe, i would suggest a physician evaluate. Regarding the location, pain upper left (near shoulder blade) can suggest muscle spasm/tendinitis of shoulder, thoracic spine/disk problem, lung/heart disease, stomach/pancreas/spenic disorder. Seeing an md could help to determine the actual location and determine appropriate testing to get a diagnosis. Too little information. ...Read more

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I caught a breath taking sharp upper back pain in my left side that shot to my abd in the same spot can it be a spasm? On hurts on deep breath

I caught a breath taking sharp upper back pain in my left side that shot to my abd in the same spot can it be a spasm? On hurts on deep breath

It could be: The doctors who ordered your test would have the best idea, since the considered most of the options. Would obviously also consider things in your upper belly on the left side, since your diaphragm, a dome shaped muscle under your lung, flattens during a deep breath, and pushes on the contents of your upper abdomen. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more