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Im wondering whats wrong with me? Over the past month or

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I'm wondering what's wrong with me?
Over the past month or so, I've been having back pain
Not so much like sharp pain, but more like a soreness.
Its around the Upper back by like my shoulder blades,
it also cause shortness of breath sometimes.
I rub myself around my spine and I can feel like bumps,
and when I put pressure on them it is kind of painful,
I can feel like the whole nerves around it aching,
I lay on a spring bed a lot, can that be the cause?
I don't think it's a spinal problem because it would probably hurt more than now,
I'm becoming desperate for answers!! Please someone help! :(

Dr Brims :

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I am sorry to hear about these symptoms

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Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication?

Customer: No sir. Nothing I've always been healthy
Dr Brims :

So you don't take any medications?

Customer: None.
Dr Brims :

Any swelling or redness?

Customer: A little swollen around my spinal cord like where the pain is the greatest, when I rub it I can feel like bumps
Dr Brims :

I see, have you had any tests?

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Or an examination?

Customer: No, I've had a similar problem like 4 months ago. I went to the ER, they took X-RAYS and everything but they told me it was muscle spasms, which turned out to be correct because the pain and shortness of breath went away. Until now which I'm experiencing the same symptoms, only it's more annoying than before...
Dr Brims :

I see, I would think these are likely muscle spasms again or a muscle strain

Customer: What would you suggest doc?
Dr Brims :

In situations like this rest is good, and if the pain continues anti-inflammatories like motrin may be helpful

Customer: The thing is I've tried resting and it only seems to get worse.
Dr Brims :

I see

Customer: Could it be my bed? That's caused this? Because I don't recall doing any heavy lifting or anything of that sort
Dr Brims :

What else have you tried?

Customer: Massages, hot baths, cold baths
Dr Brims :

It could be your bed causing this

Customer: Yeah.. I think so too..
Customer: But can it be my spine?
Dr Brims :

It is not likely your spine

Customer: If it were it would hurt a lot more right?
Dr Brims :

Yes, it would likely hurt a lot more

Customer: Hmm I see..
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Customer: How long can this annoyance last?
Dr Brims :

It may last weeks, but usually less than 8 weeks

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Customer: I see
Customer: Well thank you for your time and expertise on this matter.
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You're very welcome

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