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Can back and shoulder pain be caused from thyroid issues

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Possibly: Both hyper and hypothyroidism can cause myopathy, which can present as muscle and joint pain. Although this is not the most common symptom of thyroid ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation and discomfort are common. The pain and discomfort would b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual: Pinched nerves are usually affected by motion or position but not usually by the act of eating per se.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It appears that you have a nerve impingement somewhere between a nerve root or the nerve it self. A deep breath or certain movements can impinge these ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: Back pain yes. Gallstones can cause colic not only referred to the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, butvalsobthe right upper back. They can also c ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It certainly can.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Not likely: It is not likely unless there are reason for you to thing otherwise. More history needed. Pain in the back can be l related to abdominal problems b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder blade pain: Could be muscle sprain/strain/imbalance. Possible nerve impingements. Possibly ergonomic or postural as well. Tumors and masses less likely.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Myelopathy : Possibley. If the disc is large enough to put pressure on the spinal cord it can cause problems with the legs that cause imbalance. That being said it ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it could: Arthiritis is the most common cause of back pain.
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A member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Stress could cause muscular pain between the shoulder and neck area. Stress can also worsen existing arthritis pains. However, stress cannot new bone ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possible but not: While this is possible, it really depends on the cause of the back pain. Erectile dysfunction has many causes including both neurogenic and vascular e ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not likely, but: Anxiety can make anything worse. It's amazing, but true. Anything negative is likely to feel more negative and positive things can lose a lot of their ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unlikely: Unlikely unless there is a mass in the neck manifesting itself as neck pain and creating other symptoms
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapula ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Find the cause: There are different terms used to describe spinal disc pathology and associated pain, such as "herniated disc", "pinched nerve", and "bulging disc". M ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 arth ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Yes, FM: 29y female with disorder "GI", "chronic" extremity parasthesias/pain, & back/neck "muscle pain". This symptom constellation crosses several tissue ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
24 years experience Family Medicine
Neck pain: You need to take care of the neck issues first as they are probably contributing and or worsening the shoulder issue. See answer I gave you about Cer ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anemia back pain: Back pain and anemia is a combo for an underlying bone marrow cancer does not fit with your age severe anemia can cause ischemia of back muscles causi ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Could be: Some times gall bladder attaches will give referred pains to right shoulder area.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No and yes: It cannot cause injuries by definition in terms of whiplash. However, it can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal presentations in terms of muscle pa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Possible arthritis: "deterioration" of a shoulder would typically be a case of degenerative joint disease (aka djd) or arthritis of the shoulder joint. DJD is a chronic ... Read More

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