A 35-year-old male asked:
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having upper back pain left side shoulder back shoulder blade and mid back pain is 2-10 to 4-10 somtimes pain is constant.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Upper back pain: Pain in that region, if it's not from a recent strain or injury, is often due to nerve impingement from a bulging intervertebral disc or an arthritic spur pressing on a nerve root exiting from a vertebra. If shingles is the cause, a rash appears after several days. If symptoms persist, consult your physician or a neurologist. Appropriate imaging studies,xray or mri, will be ordered.
Answered on Feb 26, 2019

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