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Sudden pain and muscle spasm around left shoulder blade. No injury. Can it be nerve pain?

Sudden pain and muscle spasm around left shoulder blade. No injury. Can it be nerve pain?

Nerve pain: can be one cause of shoulder discomfort especially problems with the nerve roots in the mid cervical region however we're common things are bursitis tendinitis arthritis AC joint issues and rotator cuff tears. The muscles that stabilize the shoulder blade and the lower neck can also be a source of shoulder pain ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain and neck stiffness and cracking in the neck what could that be?

Shoulder blade pain and neck stiffness and cracking in the neck what could that be?

Shoulder, neck pain: Need to be evaluated, could be shoulder or neck related arithritis. ...Read more

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Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?

Many possible causes: Your symptoms focus on likely problems with upper back and neck muscles vs. the cervical spine and upper thoracic spinals areas. The problem could be as simple as trapezius or rotator cuff sprain or as complex as a herniated cervical disc with pain radiating to the shoulders and upper back. You need to see your P ...Read more

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Muscle twitching under my armpit on right side wrapping around ribs from shoulder blade to pectoral muscle, unrelated to electrolytes. Other causes?

Muscle twitching under my armpit on right side wrapping around ribs from shoulder blade to pectoral muscle, unrelated to electrolytes. Other causes?

Fasciculations: These can be from medications (allergy/decongestants and others) recent exercise and nerve issues, to name a few. If prolonged (over two to three days,) review with primary care provider. ...Read more

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Sudden muscle spasm above left shoulder blade. Can't turn body to the right without pain. No injury. Cause and treatment?

Sudden muscle spasm above left shoulder blade. Can't turn body to the right without pain. No injury. Cause and treatment?

Posture: Muscles around shoulder blades help hold the head and neck in proper alignment. Forward lean of head or shoulders increases the workload. Posture problems often lead to,this type of pain. Could be a positional problem with head n pillow. Get evaluated by pmr doc or ortho to get correct diagnosis and effective to plan. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in shoulder blade and hip when coughing?

What causes sharp pain in shoulder blade and hip when coughing?

Multiple answers: Sharp pain in the shoulder with coughing could represent a problem with a cervical or thoracic disc problem or possibly an issue with tendonitis in the shoulder. Less likely but possible. Definitely needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could sharp needle upper chest pain below my collar bone be caused by shoulder pain or injury.?

Get it checked out: It could be from your shoulder but you should take this pain seriously. There is a slight chance it is coming from your heart. It's a good idea to go to the er. ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade pain radiating to arm and fingers. The pain is deep and causing a migraine. I'm nauseated and fatigued. Mass.And heat ineffective?

Symptoms : Seem deeper than musculoskeletal origin. You could have an abnormality in your chest or lungs, so it is best to see a doctor to make sure. All the local treatment will not help if there is something wrong with your internal organs. ...Read more

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What could cause extremely uncomfortable throbbing pain between neck and shoulder going underneath shoulder blade?

Nondiagnostic: Without a thorough history and physical examination of the area, the problem is nondiagnostic at this time. However an irritable nerve or muscle may be causing the discomfort. If a rash appears shingles is a possibility. If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician. In the meantime try cold or hot packs and rubbing liniment, and ,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with injury to the spleen can have left shoulder pain. See you doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade, chest pain under the ribs, arm goes cold occasionally. Any ideas?

It could be: Entrapped nerves starting from your neck, your heart, or even a growth in your chest. Please have all the possible differential diagnoses explored with your physician thoroughly. Please let me know how things turn out for you. Wish you the best luck! ...Read more

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Nerve pain started on right shoulder blade but goes to center of spine and stiff neck and upper shoulders to front edges of breast. Causes? No shingle

Evaluation: The pain could be neurologic, musculoskeletal or possibly visceral in origin. Please have a doctor do a physical assessment and see if more testing is needed. ...Read more

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What causes shoulder blade pain? Have acid reflux not real bad. Also have some asthma and torn rotator cuff on right shoulder. Pain is on left blade.

Muscle pain: Having to use left arm more due to rt shoulder issues rhomboid muscle likely tender ./ overused could get some stretches or massage lastly trigger point injection. ...Read more

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What could be some causes of pain in arm and back shoulder blade?

What could be some causes of pain in arm and back shoulder blade?

Many causes: From the start, this could either be a neck problem or a shoulder problem. From the neck, common causes include muscle spasm, pinched nerves, and arthritis. From the shoulder, common causes include rotator cuff problems, arthritis, and adhesive capsulitis. There are other problems that can cause scapular pain as well. If it is bothering you, it is best to get it checked out by a doc. ...Read more

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Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Pain down arm: Usually pain down the arm like you describe is from an irritated nerve. The neck is the usual source and can be related to repeated poor posture while at desk related activity or sleeping in an awkward position. ...Read more

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Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Cervical HNP: Arm pain in young patients radiating from the back or neck, suggests disc herniation. This is most likely. Osteosarcoma is most common around the knee, humerus, pelvis and jaw. This is usually associated with a swelling, and likely night pain. Very rare! if you see hoof prints, think horses not zebras. Osteosarcoma is a definite zebra. ...Read more

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