A 30-year-old female asked:
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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
27 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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
Answered on Apr 20, 2015

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