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burning upper back pain between shoulder blades

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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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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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Muscle spasm: Start with heat, rest, nsaids, and massage. If that fails you can ask your pcp to prescribe a muscle relaxer.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pain: If you have previously seen a bone specialist that is where you should go. The alternative is for you to first see you primary doctor about back pain. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Discuss with MD: You need an evaluation, it could be nothing but will need an evaluation and good physical exam, to rule out heart or lung causes. In your age group it ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal Neurosurgeon: Urgent items (emergency room evaluation) if the pain is severe can be for heart attack or aortic dissection. For intermittent and chronic repetitive ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Don't know but: It may be related to the way you sleep on the air mattress or related to the quality of the air mattress or even to how filled it is or how well it re ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
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
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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