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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
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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!
Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Recently, I have been having upper back pain right by my right shoulder blade. What to do?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Muscle spasm: Start with heat, rest, nsaids, and massage, if that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you.

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