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Please help me figure out my right side back pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 8, 2007
  • 09:58 PM

Hey all,

I'm getting really frustrated with this, it's been going on for nearly two months and I'm getting nowhere. The mid right side of my back often has a dull ache with tingles or itches and occasional brief sharp pain, and it gets worse when sitting back in a chair. Occasinally I will feel slight numbness or tingling in my right arm. When standing, sometimes I don't feel any pain or irritation. When sitting, it's almost constant in an area from my spine to the lower shoulder across the right side of the back in that general area.

I've tried chiropractic and and some massage therapy as well as trigger point therapy, but it's not helping. I'm not finding or treating the root cause of the issue here. I have no other symptoms other than those mentioned and feel otherwise perfectly healthy and am in my late 20s. If anyone has ANY idea... please do share. I would be very very grateful.

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  • The only way to know for sure whats causing this is to go to an orthopedic dr, and get Mri's done . Maybe a Neuro would also know. Heres a site to see if its from your spine, spineuniverse.com
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  • Hey all,I'm getting really frustrated with this, it's been going on for nearly two months and I'm getting nowhere. The mid right side of my back often has a dull ache with tingles or itches and occasional brief sharp pain, and it gets worse when sitting back in a chair. Occasinally I will feel slight numbness or tingling in my right arm. When standing, sometimes I don't feel any pain or irritation. When sitting, it's almost constant in an area from my spine to the lower shoulder across the right side of the back in that general area. I've tried chiropractic and and some massage therapy as well as trigger point therapy, but it's not helping. I'm not finding or treating the root cause of the issue here. I have no other symptoms other than those mentioned and feel otherwise perfectly healthy and am in my late 20s. If anyone has ANY idea... please do share. I would be very very grateful.I am a Physical therapist so I should be able to direct you.First off, you should get a MRI from an Orthopedic Specialist that specializes in shoulders. If he feels that it is more related to the Cervical or Thoracic Spine, he should refer you to a Spine Specialist. Where exactly in the arm do you feel your pain? Does it hurt when you move your arm when standing? These are important questions that need to be answered.It sounds like a Cervical or Thoracic Disc problem, but it could just as easily be a referred pain from a Shoulder problem. You need further testing. ~Chris
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