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mid-back pain, cold, started after eating Paleo

Answered on March 16, 2013
Created March 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM

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 12, 2013
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I've mostly been doing resistance training with my legs. Arch trainer on highest resistance and incline. As well as some row machine, chest press, and weighted situps. Though the dull ache started before I began these exercises so I don't think they're the cause of it. I don't have increased pain when I move. The dull ache is just kind of there (though a bit worse than yesterday). I notice it when I'm sitting or laying down. I can also feel it a bit more when I move my arms back so that my shoulder blades come closer together. And when I hunch over to "stretch" and outreach my arms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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on March 12, 2013
at 08:27 PM

I've mostly been doing resistance training with my legs. Arch trainer on highest resistance and incline. As well as some row machine, chest press, and weighted situps. Though the dull ache started before I began these exercises so I don't think they're the cause of it. I don't have increased pain when I move. The dull ache is just kind of there (though a bit worse than yesterday). I notice it when I'm sitting or laying down. I can also feel it a bit more when I move my arms back so that my shoulder blades come closer together. And when I hunch over to "stretch" and outreach my arms.

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