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Doctor thinks my back pain under my shoulder blades is due to muscle weakness and suggests swimming. sounds rational?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Yes: If assessment is correct, recommended treatment is excellent.
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Swimming is an excellent exercise. Breaststroke would be the best for strengthening the area under your shoulder blades.
Apr 5, 2012
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
Try it and see: There are many causes of pain in this area. If swimming doesn't help, see a pain specialist.

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