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Dr. Brims
Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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My back is hurting so bad that it feels like something is pushing

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My back is hurting so bad that it feels like something is pushing out of my spine-thoractic spine. It hurts when I sit.

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

When did this start?

Customer:

A couple of day ago this week maybe three days ago


 

Dr Brims :

Which part of your back?

Customer:

Al little between the shoulder blades


 

Dr Brims :

Is the pain constant?

Customer:

no just comes and goes


 

Customer:

It feels like something sticking out from my back and when I raise my arms above to streat it hurts even more


 

Dr Brims :

How bad is it on a scale of 1-10?

Customer:

right now it's a 7


 

Dr Brims :

Does anything make it better or worse?

Customer:

I can't sit because it hurts too much but standing is okay doesn't bother me


 

Dr Brims :

I see, any dizziness?

Customer:

no just pain

Dr Brims :

Okay, what have you tried?

Customer:

streatching, exercising


 

Dr Brims :

Have you tried motrin?

Customer:

not yet I have been taking tylenol


 

Dr Brims :

Okay, I am sorry to hear about this, I think you should try motrin, but if it still persists after that I would have to ask you to go to an ER or urgent care center

Customer:

what do youthink it is?


 

Dr Brims :

It may be a muscle spasm, that is the most likely cause

Customer:

what can I do besides take motrin for the pain anything?


 

Dr Brims :

Yes, you may try a heating pad

Customer:

how long do muscle spasms last?


 

Dr Brims :

They may last hours, usually less than 24 hours, but if this lasts longer than 24 hours you may require a muscle relaxant, which would require a prescription

Customer:

ok thankyou very much


 

Customer:
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