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severe back pain under left shoulder blade

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pain : With this severity of pain you need to see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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See MD : Please see your MD in urgent care for a full history and physical. Thank you.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Multiple causes: Upper back & right sides chest may be the result of a thoracic disc herniation, thoracic facet syndrome, T4 syndrome, costoveterbral syndrome, muscle ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Probable muscular...: Probable muscular in etiology (strain or spasm) but if it persists would recommend evaluation as pulmonary embolus should be ruled out.
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Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Go to ER: Symptoms sound worrisome for a pulmonary embolus or some severe problem with right lung.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Need structural exam: To determine what is going on with you. See an osteopathic physician in your region.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
21 years experience Family Medicine
See an orthopedist: You may have suffered an injury to your shoulder, specifically your rotator cuff, which can give you painful range of motion especially when dropping ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Get seen now!: Pain that is that severe means that you have to get seen STAT. So go to the ER now, please! Pain in the back and shoulder could be coming from an abd ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
See your family MD: Could be a herniated disk in the neck causing your pain or in your upper thoracic spine. Could also be muscle spasm with referred pain. See your fam ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Multiple causes: Upper back & left sided chest may be the result of a thoracic disc herniation, thoracic facet syndrome, T4 syndrome, costoveterbral syndrome, muscle s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not simple: Assuming no direct trauma to the bones or chest wall, can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even an odd chest tumor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Muscle spasm: Start with heat, rest, nsaids, and massage. If that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you.

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