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A 43-year-old male asked:

Minor neck pain & heavy feeling left shoulder.intermittent sharp painful jolts in shoulder blade.no weakness/numbness. 6 weeks now what could it be?

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Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Depends on the cause: This could be a labral tear or a rotator injury. If you have done physical therapy without improvement. You will benefit from imaging such as an MRI
Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below : Discogenic disease of the cervical spine C4 through C6 can give referred pain to the medial border of the scapula also Facetogenic painCan give you referred pain to the posterior aspect of the shoulder region usually in the trapezius area. These areas should also be assessed clinically and radiographically.Good luck

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