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What Causes Sore Spot Towards Left Of Mid Back Spine?

My daughter has a sore spot to the left of her mid back spine. It doesn t go away and hurts mainly when pressed. She is afraid of cancer and won t go to see a doctor. She does have herniated discs in her neck. She is 34 years old. My email is YYYY@YYYY . Thank you, concerned mother
Mon, 7 Apr 2014
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Hi there. Am so sorry to hear about your daughters pain.

First thing I want to clear up, is that cancer in the spine is almost always a PAINLESS affair. That's why it takes so long to diagnose, it's because of the lack of symptoms,

Off center pain in that region is usually muscular in origin. Did she hurt her back? Has she had a fall recently? It also may be that she is developing disc issues in that region as well. A physical exam from a goof spine specialist will help rule that out.

All in all. Pain is never something to run from, but it's one of the few symptoms which make a physician think LESS about cancer in the begging stages.

If she is scared to go to the doctor, she can have a conversation with me or any of the other Neuro and Ortho Spine guys we have at HealthCareMagic. It might help her get over her fear. Just use the "Ask a Specialist" option on our site for a direct line to a specialist.

I hope this helps, Take Care
Vinay
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What Causes Sore Spot Towards Left Of Mid Back Spine?

Hi there. Am so sorry to hear about your daughters pain. First thing I want to clear up, is that cancer in the spine is almost always a PAINLESS affair. That s why it takes so long to diagnose, it s because of the lack of symptoms, Off center pain in that region is usually muscular in origin. Did she hurt her back? Has she had a fall recently? It also may be that she is developing disc issues in that region as well. A physical exam from a goof spine specialist will help rule that out. All in all. Pain is never something to run from, but it s one of the few symptoms which make a physician think LESS about cancer in the begging stages. If she is scared to go to the doctor, she can have a conversation with me or any of the other Neuro and Ortho Spine guys we have at HealthCareMagic. It might help her get over her fear. Just use the Ask a Specialist option on our site for a direct line to a specialist. I hope this helps, Take Care Vinay