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A 41-year-old female asked:

persistan upper back cramp that started suddenly last night. like a charlie horse between my shoulder blades. this is the second time its happened.

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Dr. Robert Milam
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Shoulder blade pain: It is tough to know exactly what this is. Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck can refer to the area between the shoulder blades. A charlie horse type feeling can also be muscle spasm in the muscles between the shoulder blade. It should resolve. If it does not, i recommend that you see your doctor.
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Two cm possibilities: If it is more on your right side/shoulder blade you should consider your gall bladder as the cause despite not having and pain. The other one is a muscle spasm from overuse of your rhomboid muscles which results commonly from poor posture. If you have no heart history nor issues with your stomach, you could try Motrin for the muscle irritation. Gall bladder requires an ultrasound.

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Last updated Apr 10, 2018

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