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Differential Diagnosis For Mid-back pain


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Upper back sprain/strain
Compression fractures , vertebral
Dorsal spine compression fracture
Fracture transverse process, spine
Fracture, spinous process of spine
Spine fracture, thoracolumbar
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Meningitis, aseptic/viral
Spine, tuberculosis
Infected organ, Abscesses
Cholecystitis, acute
Osteomyelitis, vertebral
Spinal epidural abscess
Lumbar Epidural Abscess
Granulomatous, Inflammatory Disorders
Pancreatitis, acute
Pancreatitis, chronic
Neoplastic Disorders
Metastatic bone disease
Metastasis to spinal cord
Adenocarcinoma, pancreatic
Retroperitoneal tumor
Spinal Meningioma
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Anaphylaxis, generalized
Transfusion reaction, hemolytic
Ankylosing spondylitis (Marie-Strumple)
Retroperitoneal fibrosis
Idiopathic Anaphylactoid Reactions/Recurrent
Usage, Degenerative, Necrosis, Age Related Disorders
Dorsal spine osteoarthritis
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Penetrating duodenal ulcer
Pancreatic duct/stone
Retroperitoneal hemorrhage
Spinal cord compression
Retroperitoneal hematoma
Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction/UJO
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Ruptured aortic aneurysm
Spinal cord infarction
Reference to Organ System
Aorta disorders
Retroperitoneal space disorder
Spinal cord lesion
Myelitis, acute transverse
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
Transverse myelitis, subacute
Heirarchical Major Groups
Axial skeletal disorder
Dorsal spine disorder
Pancreas disorders
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the pain is episodic and the Pain originates around the T4 region of the back and gradually spreads an electronic-like discharge through the underside of the arms to the hands, and eventually the left hand starts shaking, and both hands feel heavy after its over(about 15 seconds)


External Links Related to Mid-back pain
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Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)