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my shoulder hurts when i breath in?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See below: You neck muscles contract with deep breathing. You may have a pinched nerve in your neck causing shoulder pain that gets worse when the neck muscles contract.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Difficulty taking deep breaths. Hurts on the right side front and especially the back near shoulder blade. Never happened before.

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