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what can i do if i have upper back pain under the left shoulder blade?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Muscle spasm: Start with heat, rest, nsaids, and massage. If that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anti-inflammatory: Upper back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for this type of pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician.
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
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