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Sedalia, MO
A 39-year-old female asked:

upper right back pain in one spot. present for months. obese but i have lost 65lbs dieting. back only starts hurting when i get to work and sit?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Unchanged-good!: There are many causes for pain that is unilateral and in the posterior-upper back. Subscapular bursitis is quite common; surascapular palsy is another, and there are more. You need to see a doctor who specializes in pain diagnosis; physical medicine specialist or a rheumatology specialist, or an orthopedic surgeon. I believe the root causes will be determined more quickly.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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