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upper back muscle pain, shoulder blade, what kind of dr to see?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Orthopedist: See an orthopedist or you can start with your family doctor.
Answered on Sep 14, 2013
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Rheumatologist: Likely fibromyalgia, so a rheumatologist with facility for treatment fibromyalgia.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Gary Sterba
46 years experience Rheumatology
Vast area: Pain in the shoulder is a very non specific complaint . The pain can be local or referred. The evaluation has to do with all the rest of the findings, . Are you a smoker ? What is your age ? Are there any gastrointestinal symptoms associated . The diagnosis could go fron a mild spain , to a very severe disease a a tumor in the lung or a a stone in the gallbladder.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Kimberly Liang
18 years experience Rheumatology
Multiple kinds OK: Probably fine to see either a primary care physician (pcp), rheumatologist, or physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist.
Answered on Jan 27, 2015
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