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Elderly dad pain right shoulder blade going straight down back. excruciating to sit back . hurts moving it and breathing in. possiblilities please?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
BACK PAIN ELDERLY M: Is it you or Dad that has spinal stenosis, etc. Some possibilities think about and discuss with Drs. 1. Fracture/collapse of vertebra-needs to see Dr now for pain control and eval 2. Pneumonia and pleurisy-take to Dr. 3. Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm-rush to hospital now. 4. Shingles not yet erupted. Time will tell. 5. Pulmonary embolism rush to Dr.now

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Last updated May 22, 2017

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