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what can i do for upper back pain under my shoulder blade?

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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management 33 years experience
Many treatments: First have thoracic and possibly cervical mri. Cardiac tests to rule our heart problems. If MRI shows bulging/ herniated disc, thoracic epidural steroid injects, non steroid anti-inflammatory agents, muscle relaxants, low dose anti depression agents, Neurontin (gabapentin) or topa, chiropractic or physical therapy, ultrasound treatments, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, daily stretching, narcotics.

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What could be the cause of upper back pain below shoulder blade?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Several: Muscle spasm is a likely cause. Another possible and more serious cause is irritation of the lining of the chest cavity and lungs. This pain is usually worse with a deep breath.

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