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back pain between shoulder blades while sleeping

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Dr. Carl Spivak
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
I : I would recommend seeing a massage or physical therapist to help your muscle tension. You may benefit from a firm mattress. I would recommend tryin ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Better bed: Avoid the airbed. Other than that you could take several Ibuprofen before bed to try to "prevent" the pain.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Chronic Diarrhea: With diarrhea that has lasted this long, you need to be evaluated. There are several infectious and non-infectious causes. Get a referral to a gastroe ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
Muscular: Most back pain in this area is muscular. Your triggers also sound muscular. If working out is aggravating it, you may need to eval your technique. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
19 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Most of the times poor sleep postures are also associated with daytime poor postures. This creates fatigue and overload in some muscles leading to pai ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Too late: Since you have been waiting a while for this answer (sorry), I am sure it is too late to go to the er. Back pain between the shoulder blades is one o ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get checked: Lots of things could be going on but when between the shoulder blades i consider cervical problems like a herniated disc.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Relax: Local heat, Bio-Freeze liniment and Advil OR Aleve ( if not allergic to NSAIDS )
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Emphysema can change the accessory respiratory musculature which can lead to musculo-skeletal pain throughout the thoracic area. In between the should ... Read More

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