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Strange top left back pain and side pain that is

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intermittent and sometimes worsens after...
strange top left back pain and side pain that is intermittent and sometimes worsens after alcohol. Acid reflux but am long term ins sufferer
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Customer: Been to physio but was no help, back pain is intermittent but a strange pain
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Sometimes gets aggravated when I eat food but is never constant
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
48 year old also left shoulder pain when I lift left arm
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Oncologist: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 1 year ago
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Hello!

It sounds that you have more than one thing going on here ....

For pain to worsen after you eat or drink alcohol --- here I would be concerned that such pain may be due to PANCREATITIS ...this may cause abdominal to back pain commonly...it may be checked with blood tests -- I think that you may benefit to have both blood testing for lipase and amylase and an abdominal CT ....

Pain worse with alcohol or eating could also be caused by stomach irritation ( gastritis or ulcer ) or gallbladder problem ( gallstones )

The pain lifting left arm sounds to me different in nature and may be due to tendonitis of rotator cuff ( first suspect to me from your history but other things possible here )

You need more evaluation medically is bot***** *****ne ...

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns or discussion

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If my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback

Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks, ***** ***** is very mild
Oncologist: Anthony Bray, MD, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Hello again,

Ok I understand your point .. The possibilities would include a combination of issues such as perhaps mild gastritis plus a separate back pain issue ..

I take it that your doctor must think that you have a musculoskeletal cause of back pain if you have been referred for physiotherapy

The intermittent nature seems to make the cause more challenging for your doctor to be certain...

The feeling worse after eating and alcohol seems to imply some GI component and perhaps some referred pain pattern...

Gallbladder and pancreas would be most common culprits that may cause pain to radiate to the back....

LEFT SIDE pain might be caused by enlarged spleen and that would be evaluated as well with abdominal CT .... Left kidney system would as well....

I hope that this is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or discussion.

Best Regards!

Anthony Bray MD

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