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Gilbert, AZ
A 52-year-old female asked:

For the last week i have been having back pain between my shoulder blades . when i take a breath my chest and back get stabbing pains. worse daily.

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Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine 17 years experience
URGENT: Please see a doctor right away as this can be many serious things. If you are experiencing this now, go to er. Possible it could be a heart attack, aortic dissection, acute pancreatitis. These are a few of the most urgent problems that can be life threatening. Don't wait.
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Couple of reasons: Could be a rib out of place, herniated disc or facet joint mediated pain, likely need to get imaging studies of your thoracic spine.

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