For a couple of days now I've had a dull pain that feels like a strained muscle in the middle of my back on the left side. It's more annoying than anything. Today, I began to feel a cold sensation over my whole body even though I wasn't cold. Could these be related? Should I go to my doctor? Suggestions appreciated!
Other info: I'm female, 23, overweight/near obese, started eating clean Paleo about 2-3 weeks ago, and began incorporating more exercises recently, but nothing physically straining on my back.
A few weeks ago I had a bruising in that area due to sitting improperly on a certain couch.. but it went away. Now a different kind of "pain" has taken its place.
I don't have health insurance at the moment so I'm open to suggestions. I think it's just a misalignment most likely rather than something serious.
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on March 16, 2013
at 04:05 AM
I'm not so concerned with the cold as I am with the back pain. I'm sure it was just a random chill.
The back pain has subsided a bit in general. Before, it would ache subtly as I sat in a chair. But now I don't really feel it. However, I do feel it hurts a bit more than it did before when I put a particular strain on it. e.g.: as I explained above, pushing my shoulder blades back, and leaning forward/down while arching my mid back.
Any suggestions/ideas of what it could be?
@Michael - I typically eat anywhere from 700-1000+ calories per meal with plenty of healthy fat. I don't believe I'm under eating.
on March 12, 2013
at 09:30 PM
If you're cold, probably you're not eating enough. That might sound nice given that you are overweight, but eating too little can be problematic. Paleo isn't a crash diet -- you'll lose weight slow and steady, with lulls and restarts. Go slow and steady and learn good habits.
on March 12, 2013
at 08:11 PM
...and began incorporating more exercises recently, but nothing physically straining on my back.
I've strained my back putting my shoes on - don't discount the back's ability to completely f**k your day up. Can you describe the exercises you are doing? Lifts of any sort can through the back out and strain muscles there.