A 35-year-old member asked:
what causes pain in left back side up near shoulder blade?
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Dr. Edward Hellman answered
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 subscapular bursitis or a thoracic radiculopathy. But there are more potentially dangerous conditions including the possibility it is an abnormal presentation of cardiac ischemia. A detailed exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause.
Answered on Jun 18, 2019
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