A 45-year-old member asked:
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what can i do for my upper back pain under the right shoulder blade?

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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 like Motrin taken regularly for a couple weeks. If it persists, cortisone injection in the area of pain can be very helpful. This condition almost always resolved, but can take a frustratingly long time to do so!
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Massage therapy: If it is not severe try massage. If it is more painful then ask your doctor for physical therapy or consider a chirpractor if you know a trustworthy one. If it persists, it may be a sign of a disc problem in your neck and an MRI may be needed.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014
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