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Hey, I'm a 17 year old with major back pain, right in the middle right side, and when I put my head down, the pain is more intense, when I put my head back, there's pain in the back part of my neck and upper back. I've been to physical therapy for 5 months, had multiple deep tissue massages, dry-needling, and nothing worked at all. I also had an MRI done, showing that nothing's wrong. But one doctor told me that it's a "muscular" issue but wasn't told any solution but to "live with it". This pain is unbearable and I don't know what type of doctor to see or what to even do. Any help is appreciated, thank you.


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replied July 9th, 2018
Back Pain Answer A64150
Hello and welcome to EHF,

I appreciate your concern,

Chronic pain on the right side of the middle back could be either originating from an issue with the muscles,bones or nerves in that area or it could be due to the disease of the right kidney,liver or gall bladder,as these are the mostly proximal organs to the area of the pain.

I think you should consult an experienced medical specialist,he will take your complete medical and personal history,do a thorough physical examination and might order some tests to find out the exact cause and origin of this pain.

Meanwhile you can use painkillers like ibuprofen or indomethacin along with local anesthetic ointments /gels.Multivitamins and a short course of corticosteroid might help as well.keep yourself hydrated at all times.Muscle relaxants can also be asked for,if it's a muscle cramp.

I hope this is helpful,

Wishing you the best of health.


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