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Burning pain in upper back between shoulder blades

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Several things: Pain in this area is common. It can come from neck problems, posture, work environment (often desk jobs), stress, deconditioning to name a few causes.... Read More
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce o... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Rheumatoid Disorder: At your age of 22, if you do not have a history of spine trauma or repetitive stress to the area, it sounds like you may have a rheumatolgical disorde... Read More
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Neck pain: Pain that is severe and burning that affects muscles and joints can be seen with pain amplification syndromes. These are conditions where excessive n... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Rib: may be a dislocated rib- see a good chiropractor- often can be popped back in at 1 visit
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Burning sensation.: Most of burning sensation is due to a problem in nerve (neuropathy). Which might be a nerve impingement in your back. See pcp.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Mackens
Family Medicine 11 years experience
More information: When did it start? Did you do anything that triggered your symptoms? Are your having any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, num... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Get checked: Lots of things could be going on but when between the shoulder blades i consider cervical problems like a herniated disc.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Old Mattress?: Hopw old is your mattress? Maybe you need a new one. Sounds like muscle spasm. Try taking nsaids along with heat. You can get a massage. If all... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Start some pain meds: Lie aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen (if no allergies or side effects with their use). Using a heat pad would be helpful. Some like to use ice rather hea... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Karam
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 11 years experience
Myofascial pain: This sounds like myofascial pain. Essentially this is abnormal symptoms related to tight muscles. If all other neurological causes are ruled out this ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 23 years experience
See your doc: Depending on when the symptoms occur, this may be referred pain from your stomach or gallbladder. See your doctor to help figure this out.

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