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Your Mid Back Pain From Overuse May Also be Known as:
Middle back pain from overuse
Overworked middle back

Top 10 Mid Back Pain From Overuse Causes

  1. 1.Sleep Deprived

    Sleep is very important to health and adults should get a minimum of 7 hours each night. Sleep deprivation causes daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and headaches.

    You should try to sleep more.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating
    Symptoms that always occur with sleep deprived:
    hidden: sleep: duration: less than 7 hours, daytime sleepiness
    Symptoms that never occur with sleep deprived:
    nausea or vomiting, being severely ill, fever, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Bacterial Pneumonia

    Bacterial pneumonia is the infection of the lungs with bacteria (as opposed to a fungus or a virus).

    You should go see a doctor within the next day since this diagnosis requires a chest X-ray in addition to a doctor's assessment. Treatment with antibiotics is important to keeping the infection under control, which can become dangerous if it spreads or worsens within the lungs.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, cough, headache, loss of appetite, shortness of breath
    Symptoms that always occur with bacterial pneumonia:
    cough
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  3. 3.Normal Occurrence of Back Pain

    Many people experience back pain sometimes, without something specifically being wrong. It seems that you have little to none symptoms that point towards something serious.

    Since your back pain looks like it is variation of normal, it doesn't require any treatment, for now. Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take a while. You can take over the counter pain medication like Tylenol. If your back pain gets worse, persists or if additional symptoms occur, please check in again or contact your primary care physician.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    back pain, mild back pain, spontaneous mid back pain, moderate back pain, back pain all over
    Symptoms that always occur with normal occurrence of back pain:
    back pain
    Symptoms that never occur with normal occurrence of back pain:
    lower back pain from an injury, severe back pain, mid back pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Viral Pneumonia

    Viral pneumonia is inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the lungs due to infection with a virus. Community-acquired pneumonia is the most common type, which is usually acquired in public areas such as at work, school, or grocery store.

    You should see a care provider to be treated and for evaluation of severity of your symptoms. Viral pneumonia is NOT treated with antibiotics, and you may find over-the-counter medications for pain and fever to be helpful.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, cough, shortness of breath, loss of appetite
    Symptoms that never occur with viral pneumonia:
    unexplained bruising
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Traumatic Vertebral Fracture

    Vertebral fracture is a fracture or dislocation of a vertebra that can cause bone fragments to pinch and damage the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Most spinal fractures occur from car accidents, falls, gunshot, or sports.

    Call 911 immediately.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    back pain, constant back pain, severe back pain, back pain that shoots down the leg, back pain affecting the spine
    Symptoms that always occur with traumatic vertebral fracture:
    back pain
    Symptoms that never occur with traumatic vertebral fracture:
    mild back pain
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  6. 6.Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

    Periodic limb movement disorder is a sleep disease that causes random limb movements during sleep. There is no known cause.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss these symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, trouble sleeping, daytime sleepiness, restless legs
    Symptoms that always occur with periodic limb movement disorder:
    trouble sleeping
    Symptoms that never occur with periodic limb movement disorder:
    spontaneous loss of muscle control, sleep paralysis
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the upper airway is obstructed during sleep, which causes poor sleep quality and frequent awakening.

    You should visit your primary care physician within a few weeks to discuss your symptoms. The physician will likely order a sleep test to confirm the diagnosis.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, daytime sleepiness, trouble sleeping, sore throat
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Atrial Fibrillation

    An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. The atria comprise two out of the four chambers of the heart. When their beat is disturbed, symptoms such as a racing heart, chest pain, breathlessness, and dizziness may occur.

    Call 911 immediately for an ambulance. The symptoms of atrial fibrillation can be hard to distinguish from a heart attack, so better be safe.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, racing heart beat, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  9. 9.Myocarditis

    The myocardium is the muscular tissue that makes up the walls of the heart, allowing it to contract and push blood throughout the body. Myocarditis is the condition when this muscular tissue becomes inflamed, often as a result of an infection, causing the heart to struggle to pump blood.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will confirm the diagnosis by examining your heart with a stethoscope and an ECG (electrocardiogram), and by performing a blood test to check for infection. Myocarditis is treated with pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medicines, as well as medication to treat the underlying infection.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, muscle aches, chest pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  10. 10.Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    The digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI), tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. Upper GI bleeding is a medical emergency involving internal bleeding from the esophagus, stomach, or the small intestine.

    Call 911 immediately.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), being severely ill, lightheadedness, rectal bleeding
    Symptoms that always occur with upper gastrointestinal bleeding:
    hidden: signs of upper gi bleeding, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mid Back Pain From Overuse

  • Q.How long has your mid-back been hurting?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?

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Mid Back Pain From Overuse Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mid back pain from overuse have also experienced:

    • 22% Fatigue
    • 11% Dry Cough
    • 11% Productive Cough
  • People who have experienced mid back pain from overuse had symptoms persist for:

    • 35% Less Than a Day
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced mid back pain from overuse were most often matched with:

    • 14% Sleep Deprived
    • 14% Bacterial Pneumonia
    • 14% Normal Occurrence of Back Pain

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