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Mid-back pain - one vertebrae

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I have been experiencing middle back pain for a little over a month now. It is one and only one vertebrae that hurts when you push on the top of it, or directly on the sides of it. It is constant pain and it’s about where my bra crosses on my back. The pain increases dramatically when I push on it, lean up against a wall, sleep wrong, etc and doesn’t go away for hours. I have gotten an x-ray done and it came back fine. I have been taking medicine (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Advil) and have put heat on it different times but none of that seems to help at all. I also tried those thermo strips for your back, but that only made the pain 10x worse. Has anyone else been experiencing this, or know what I’m talking about??
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replied April 14th, 2009
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Since you've had a spine x-ray that came back fine, you should be referred to a spine specialist, either an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spines or a neurosurgeon that specializes in spines only for a full evaluation.

Attempting to self treat without knowing what is truly wrong has the potential for making you spine worse.

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