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Having pins and needle-prick like pains in the skin over my left and right flank and sometimes going up in my left shoulder blade. Pricking pains are sharp and only last about 15 seconds. Has been happening on and off for 3-4 days and tonight pains are much sharper. It feels like someone is pricking me with about 30 straight pins into my back above my waistline all at the same time.
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replied December 5th, 2009
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Sounds like you have some nerve compression, maybe coming from your lumbar spine.

I suggest you consult with a spine specialist for an evaluation, either an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spines or a neurosurgeon that specializes in spines only.

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