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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Various causes: There are various causes to it. It may be that there is something wrong with the shoulder itself (sprain/strain) or the pain may be a referred one (co ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many causes: Pain the the back of the shoulder can relate to neck arthritis, muscle strain or rotator cuff problems.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazima Latif
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Lump: Do you feel a lump or just a swelling which could be a muscle spasm.You need to consult with your GP to further evaluate the swelling.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Any other info?: Age/sex/trauma recently/repetitive motion/frequent use/ any associated symptoms? I can't diagnose or help you blindfolded and hands tied behind my bac ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
History: Need to assess possibly why and duration. What sets it off? Is it acute or chronic? See a doctor before it can get worse.
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Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Upper back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck or upper back. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is commo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause shoulder and arm pain especia ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dillard
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Posture/Ergonomics: This usually come from leaning a bit forward while you are sitting. The opening to your ear should be directly above or a bit behind the center of you ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Neck: Herniated cervical (neck) disc could irritate nerve to shoulder. If pain happens with shoulder movement then could be ligament issue.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Injury: IF you were in an accident where you hit the steering wheel, you should be evaluated.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scoliosis: This sounds like scoliosis spinal curvature has twisted the ribcage around to make a knot on one side of the back and dropped the shoulder plane with ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Labrum: In an 18yo athlete with shoulder pain, your complaints may represent an injury to the labrum of the shoulder. I suggest an evaluation by an orthoped ... Read More
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