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What causes severe backache?

Last night about 5:00am I woke up to go to the bathroom and as I go out of the bed, I had an intense pain in the middle of my back and it was painful even to breath. every time I took a breath the pain was intense, after I went back to bed, I turned my electric blanket on, and the pain and my breathing was a little better and I was able to go back to sleep; but when I woke up about nine am. , I still had some pain, but I was able to breath better. right now I am ok; but I am worry, pleas help,
Mon, 2 Apr 2018
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

Based on your symptoms looks like an acute muscle spasm. Since the pain reduced with heat and is in the middle of the back points more to a muscular origin pain. If the pain radiates to your left shoulder and is increasing on exertion, I would recommend you to visit a physician at the earliest.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Fahim Sheik
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