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Upper back pain above shoulder blade

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management 35 years experience
Many treatments: First have thoracic and possibly cervical mri. Cardiac tests to rule our heart problems. If MRI shows bulging/ herniated disc, thoracic epidural stero... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Several: Muscle spasm is a likely cause. Another possible and more serious cause is irritation of the lining of the chest cavity and lungs. This pain is usua... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miles Singer
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
I can be....: This type of pain can be caused by either a back or shoulder problem or both. Commonly caused by tendonitis of the shoulder that causes increased fric... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Rhomboid strain: Shoulder stabilizer muscle contracts with shoulder muscles it is on the back but works with shoulder similarly the gluteus muscles are leg muscles no... Read More
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 56 years experience
Yes plus: I agree with drs. Weston and singer but would also expand their answers because pinched nerve in neck or rarely in thoracic spine can cause similar sy... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Trigger points: Pain around the shoulder blades (scapula) is commonly caused by trigger points , also known as myofascial pain. These painful areas may respond to i'v... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Very common: Very common to have pain in that area, especially during the computer age. Always ask for a chest x-ray just to be safe, but muscles and daily living... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Metzger
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Stretch + injection: This is something i see commonly. It can be caused by several conditions, but usually responds to a simple stretching and exercise program and nsaids ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
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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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Nerve impingement: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Congratulations: So glad to hear that you are smoke free! the back pain is not likely related, especially since you are not coughing. Please get checked by a doc. D... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Scott
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Nephrolithiasis: The kidneys are retroperitoneal and located in the area mentioned. Have you done a urinalysis lately?
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