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Pain in middle of back after standing for more than five mins.

Snow athleteSSnow athlete Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:00 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
The last two weeks I have had a lot of pain in the middle of my back not lower and not as high as the shoulder blades.
I think one of three things caused it.
1. I have M.E. and it's possible this is related, some people seem to get a lot of pain.
2. I have a one year old daughter and until I started getting pain I carried her a fair amount.
3. Three weeks ago I was sat on the floor and tried to lift myself onto the coffee table, but because of my M.E. I wasn't strong enough and fell short, thumping down on my bum and scrapping my back against the edge of the coffee table.

Which is most likely?
I think I am going to see my GP on Monday as I thought it would have got better by now. I worry that I might have damaged something, especially with scenario 3 above. Am I right to be worried?



  • I'm in no way an expert, but it sounds like you may have injured something when you fell. I would talk to a doctor for sure. You don't want to take any chances with back injuries, as left untreated can sometimes become much worse.
  • Thanks for your advise.

    I went to my GP yesterday. He said that it was probably just muscular and it can take months to heal. He gave me a sheet with some exercises to do.
    I havent started them yet, because today my back is even worse. As well as aching alot, it is very sore to the touch in the middle. Its proper sore.

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  • So its several weeks since i started the exercises and they havent helped. I stopped doing them about three weeks ago as they wernt helping and doing them was hard for me because i have ME.
    In fact my back is worse. It hurts more of the time and for longer and over more of my back.

    I also now have tingling all over my back and neck, not constant, but frequent and its like having sand blasted at your skin. Its horrible. I guess its something to do with nerves. Anyone know?
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