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upper back pain near left shoulder blade

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.
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anti-inflammatory: Upper back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for this type of pain to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
More likely: Musculoskeletal.
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Dr. Clarence Scott
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Nephrolithiasis: The kidneys are retroperitoneal and located in the area mentioned. Have you done a urinalysis lately?
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: It could be any number of things, some of which possibly are dangerous. Dee your doctor as soon as possible.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Thoracic Spine: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause p ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Atypical Chest: Always warrants medical evaluation sooner rather than later. You need a thorough Physical Examination, Chest X-Ray, Lab Work including a CBC and test ... Read More
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A 46-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 35-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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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Upper back pain: Pain in that region, if it's not from a recent strain or injury, is often due to nerve impingement from a bulging intervertebral disc or an arthritic ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Thoracic pain: This is unfortunately a very nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Have a medical check: If this pain is persisting for more than 1-2 weeks and is getting worse, then further testing is indicated. This should include a medical check up by ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Nerves "shoot" : The pattern described is commonly seen with irritation of cervical nerve root impingement, possibly C4 and C5 in this case. Brachial plexopathy can ca ... Read More
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