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Back injury, pain in left upper back, shooting down to elbow. Taking ibuprofen. Cure?

Hi Last week I hurt my back lifting my 7 year old. I felt the pain immediately on the left upper back. For two days now I have been experiencing a sharp pain in my back, on the left side. The pain is between my shoulder blade and spine that comes and goes. The pain sometimes shoots down to my elbow . Have been taking 600 mg ibuprofen to help w the pain. I was wondering if the pain could by caused from lifting my son or could it be something else. Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Hi.The pain may be due to abnormal posture that you have adopted while lifting your son.Most probably it is a musculoskeletal pain,which will not be relieved by simple Ibuprofen.Please add a muscle relaxant also.Your pain will be subsided soon.All the best.
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