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A 46-year-old member asked:

I have severe burning sensation in my left shoulder blade, what could it be?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, I would encourage you to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are: spine related, such as a pinched nerve; peri scapular, such as a sub scapular bursitis; or even nonmusculoskeletal. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely reveal the problem and based upon that appropriate alternatives discussed.

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What can I take for the burning sensation between my shoulder blades?

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What is this burning sensation between shoulder blades?

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May be: This symptom could be a sign of serious condition such as heart issues. If it persists or worsens, you should be seen by your physician immediately. Other possible causes include musculoskeletal strain, reflux, aortic issues, lung issues, esophageal issues, spinal issues. Need more info - such as onset, duration, aggravating factors, releiving factors, temporal factors, associated symptoms?
Last updated Oct 25, 2016


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