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A 41-year-old member asked:

sharp pain starting from under my left shoulder blade up to the left hand side of my neck?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Evaluation needed: Very commonly, pain near or around the shoulder blade is not shoulder related at all. Instead, it is most often related to neck/cervical spine related issues. A "pinched nerve" from the neck either from a disc bulge/herniation/bone spur is usually the culprit. The only way to know for sure would require an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon or perhaps your primary care provider.

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Last updated Dec 28, 2018

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