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    June 21, 2011
    What causes pain in the mid and upper back?
    rosita de olivo rosita de olivo
    June 21, 2011

    I have a pain in the right side of my mid-upper back. It does not feel like a back injury, but more like a sharp pain at the lower end of the shoulder blade. Any help?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    June 21, 2011
    Cort
    Health Guide
    June 21, 2011

    Several things can cause pain in the middle back area and it will take a visit to the doctor's office to find out what's going on. Pain here is often caused by a strained muscle but could also be due to arthritis or osteoporeosis or a herniated disc or something else.  You could have strained something simply by sleeping wrong. 

    Anti-inflammatories might help with a muscle strain. Any pain that is severe or becomes chronic, though, should be checked out by a physician. Only they can tell you what's going on. Good luck! 

    Here are some links that might be useful as well:

    Disc Herniation: What is It?

    Exercising with Yoga To Stay Centered

    How to Exercise with Arthritis

     


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