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Q. I am getting back pain when I try to move or sit down. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 17, 2017 and last reviewed on: Apr 30, 2021

Hello doctor,

I have a bit of back pain in my left side when I sit down or lean forward or try to move side to side. What could this be? It has been three weeks already. I do not smoke or drink. The pain I can feel is just under my shoulder plate.

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Hello,

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  • It is likely a spondylosis of thoracic spine. It is a spine problem where you get pain and other symptoms due to compression of nerves between spine. So, it will cause symptoms along the course of nerves.
  • One may have associated symptoms like tingling, numbness, needles and pins sensation or any history of trauma to your spine.
  • You need to check vitamin D level, x-ray thoracic spine AP (anteroposterior) or lateral view and further may require an MRI if the x-rays are not informative.
  • The treatment for this is physiotherapy to release the nerve compression, Diclofenac gel or spray and medicine like Ibuprofen 500 mg whenever needed basis after meals.
  • Meanwhile, I suggest tablet Neurobion forte once a day, which is a nerve vitamin and Diclofenac gel for local application. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take medicine with consent.

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