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Dr. Jimmy Lin Dr. Lin
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What could it be when the middle of my back hurts?

Dr. Jimmy Lin Dr. Lin
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What could it be when the middle of my back hurts?

Muscle strain: Mid back pain could be caused by many things. It depends how long you had it? When you would have it? Is it all the time or just when you get up or doing somethins. When you touch one spot, can you feel the pain. Is is generalized over large area or just one spot. Is it relieved by advil or aleve (naproxen)? Most commonly is muscle strain. However, if it is lasting, need work up. ...Read more

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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


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The middle of my back hurts when i round my shoulders or bring my shoulder blades together what could this be?

The middle of my back hurts when i round my shoulders or bring my shoulder blades together what could this be?

Could be...: Could be muscle spasm or strain. Pain with movement like this often is related to joint or muscle issues. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I was sitting by the computer today, and now the middle of my back hurts. It hurts when i get up. What's wrong?

I was sitting by the computer today, and now the middle of my back hurts. It hurts when i get up. What's wrong?

Back strain: Posture is very important and ergonomics plays a role in today's society, especially when at the computer for long periods. Make sure you have proper back support in your chair and your back pain should improve next time you sit in front of the computer. If the pain persists, see your dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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In random moments, the middle of my back hurts so bad, that i can't walk or move. What can I do to not have this pain anymore?

In random moments, the middle of my back hurts so bad, that i can't walk or move. What can I do to not have this pain anymore?

Several Things: Fist thing, get to the cause. It could be muscles tightness that responds to simple stretching. Poor posture or bad biomechanics with lifting or repetitive motion can also be a cause. Warm shower, deep breathing and stretching may help. See your doctor so that this can be addressed. Physical therapy will help if it is musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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When i breathe n the middle of my back hurts i don't know why can you please tell me why?

When i breathe n the middle of my back hurts i don't know why can you please tell me why?

Back pain : This could be from upper back sprain, will get better by itself .If persisting and not getting better in 2 weeks, you should see a doc. If you start developing weakness in your lower limbs or bowel or bladder accidents you should go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i drink? I don't drink alcohol often, but when i drink certain drinks, the middle of my back hurts so badly that I am sometime paralyzed in pain. I can drink beer, wine, and most liquirs fine. I cannot drink any pre-mixed drink

Why does my back hurt when i drink? I don't drink alcohol often, but when i drink certain drinks, the middle of my back hurts so badly that I am sometime paralyzed in pain. 
I can drink beer, wine, and most liquirs fine. I cannot drink any pre-mixed drink

That's a curious one: I've never heard of this so i can only make conjectures...Could it be gall bladder pain coming from mixed drinks with milk or fat products? Perhaps there's an explanation in chinese medicine? I don't even know what kind of regular md i would recommend to see. Perhaps start with your primary care provider and see if any clues come up with standard labs, exam, or history.. ...Read more

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Left side lower back pain towards my butt that radiates up to the middle of my back and to my groin. Small bulge above hip that doesn't hurt or hard.

Left side lower back pain towards my butt that radiates up to the middle of my back and to my groin. Small bulge above hip that doesn't hurt or hard.

Common: Pelvic area pain can radiate up or down, and commonly to the groin. Bulging above the hip is classic for a twist in the pelvis. See a chiropractic doctor or a osteopathic physician for treatment you will do well. Ask about xrays if scoliosis is seen. ...Read more

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I choked on a french fry and now my back hurts. Could this be related? How do I stop the pain?

Esophageal Pain?: Often times when the GI system is injured it can refer pain to the back area. I would see your doctor to see if you need any further testing to see down your esophagus to make sure there isn't any trauma from the French fry. Other possibilities are if you were coughing vigorously there is a chance you could have herniated a disk. Once the GI system is ruled out I would look at your back. ...Read more