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A 31-year-old female asked:

Having upper back pain between shoulder blades no other symptoms 31 year old female burning feeling?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Several things: Pain in this area is common. It can come from neck problems, posture, work environment (often desk jobs), stress, deconditioning to name a few causes. It can be helped with genral exercise (aerobics) and excercises to strengthen the neck upper back and shoulder area. Start with your primary provider or a sports specialist or rehabilitation doctor.
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Gua Sha (scraping) is remarkable for breaking down ASHI (trigger points).
Apr 26, 2013
Last updated Jul 10, 2018


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