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A 25-year-old female asked:

Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. sharp pain. 8/10. hurts to lay or turn head .can move. neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. what should i do?

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Dr. Don Buford
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain. You don't describe radicular symptoms that would suggest a neurologic etiology. Initial treatment after an H&P and imaging usually starts with NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxer and also some therapy exercises to see if your symptoms will get better

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