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upper left quadrant back pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 1, 2010
  • 03:43 PM

Does this sound familiar to anyone? I have a searing upper back pain right under my shoulder blade that started two weeks ago and has gets me up around 4am every morning with what feels like a severe attack. I just had moderate gastritis diagnosed two days ago, so am being treated to get the stomanch irritation calmed down and hopefully healed. But the GI Doc is still unable to explain this attacking upper back pain. Am making some assumptions that the GERD is referring the pain into the back as it seems to be directly behind the spot in the front that is sensitive and sore, ie, under the left sternum, in particular.

No other symptoms outside the GERD symptoms -- liver function fine; BP great; EKG normal; no diahhrea or vomiting; no fever, cholesterol- 159; weight good for my height (138 at 5'7"). But am completely fatigued due to interrupted sleep for past two weeks.

Would love for anyone experiencing similar back pain to share any info or diagnosis received. Have tried heat, electrical stim, massage, ice, relaxers. Am am keeping a daily pain diary now to see any pattern or relationship to events, like eating, lying down, sitting in office chair, bending, etc.

Thanks anyone for insights you have had.

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