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upper back pain above shoulder blade

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
32 years experience Pain Management
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
26 years experience Pain Management
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miles Singer
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
49 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve root irritatio: If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Metzger
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 41-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.
A 40-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.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
13 years experience Urgent Care
Shoulder pain: This seems to be neck snd shoulder blade muscle sprain/pull. Avoid activities that make pain worse.
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