A 32-year-old female asked:
what causes a bad pain in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage
2 doctor answers
Dr. Moshe Lewis answered
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
An Ortho evaluation: When patients have persistent pain a good physical and exam can usually help figure out the causes which in this situation can include rotator cuff issues, neck pain, a pinched nerve or muscle spasm. An orthopedist or physical medicine and rehab can evaluate if a MRI is necessary and when to start therapy or other treatment. There are other non ortho causes of pain to consider like costochondritis.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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