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what causes severe pain in the back just below shoulder blade on left side

A 36-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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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: See your doc,or ER ASAP
A 39-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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
An Ortho evaluation: When patients have persistent pain a good physical and exam can usually help figure out the causes which in this situation can include rotator cuff is ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a lot of possibilities and i would encourage you to get checked. Many potential causes are musculoskeletal and quite benign, such as a subs ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Commonly missed: Rib: Several possible causes including pleurisy or lung injury. Should see dr, asap. But the most common cause for pain in this location which is not ser ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Yes it could: If you have a problem with the back you might develop abnormal posture and that would cause pain of the side
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Strain: I cannot provide you with any final diagnosis based on the paucity of date provided, but rib/shoulder pain that is position dependent seems to be more ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
MANY possibilities: Numerous possibilities: In that region are found bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, lymph nodes, apex of lung, nerves, and I probably forgot some! ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Myalgia vs. spasm: This sounds like muscle spasm if it is intermittent. This can be related to muscle overusepassive stretching , advil (ibuprofen) and topical biofreez ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle cramp: I guess, one of the major muscle on your upper back is sprained. I would advise you to apply ice pack and give rest to back muscle for few days. Then ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jorge Carrera
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cholecystitis: Is the pain after each meal? is it constant? what other symptoms are associated with the pain.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
19 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation needed: It is possible that it could be musculoskeletal or kidneys. I would advise being seen by your provider
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
A herniated disk: In the lumbar spine can give you this kind of pain by pressing on the nerves that go to your side and to your leg. Best thing for you to do is see a p ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Pain: Pain below the shoulder is very likely muscular. It is possible you may have a pulled muscle causing sharp pain. However, at your age there are severa ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
See your DR and get: Checked for muscle, bone, heart & lung condition. Take care!
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Elliott
35 years experience Emergency Medicine
Abdominal pain: Right side pain under the ribs is usually gallbladder related- because of stones or a blockage of the gallbladder, or poor function. Gallbladder pain ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Trapezius: You are describing the pattern and attachments of the trapezius muscle. This may be a muscle strain or overuse injury. If you are working out too mu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
C7 merve pinch from : From disc herniation.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many causes: There are numerous causes of left shoulder arm chest neck pain in the most serious one can be heart attack in older patients , or it could be a simple ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Pinched nerve likely: Pain in the area of the scapula is likely to be a pinched nerve in the neck or referred from the elbow. You need a good physical exam and probably an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: It is probably muscular inflammation and may be helped by taking Aleeve 400 mg two every 12 hours

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