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I have a pain in my back near my shoulder blade it has now radiated toward the front of my chest . it hurts when i take a deep breath or move.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Intercostal neuralgi: You may have intercostal neuralgia which may be caused by acoxsackie virus.
Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get checked: The pain could be arising from the muscle/bone of your chest wall, or from the pleura (the membrane that surrounds the lungs). It might also be coming from your diaphragm muscle. If it persists you need to see your healthcare provider. If you feel short of breath, go now to rule out a more serious cause.

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