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A 34-year-old male asked:

my spine is sore to touch upper part of my back also painfull under left shoulder blade.

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Pain to touch: This is usually the sign of a bruise, spasm, or tendinitis. Pain to the touch is not likely nerve related. If the pain is between the spine and your shoulder blade, i would consider levator syndrome (muscle irritation) likely due to posture especially computer work. Rest, ice, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches (capsacian patches) are good. Change your posture, monitor at eye level.

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