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Sharp pain in shoulder blade I suffer from severe anxiety?

Sharp pain in shoulder blade I suffer from severe anxiety?

Thoracic pain: This is a nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Have neck and shoulder pain and tension from anxiety. Can I go back to working out to help relieve some tension? I am 16

Have neck and shoulder pain and tension from anxiety. Can I go back to working out to help relieve some tension? I am 16

Tension and Anxiety: I would suggest having your dr. Check you out first. If it is only anxiety exercise will help. Working with a psychologist who does neuroptimal neurofeedback would help reduce anxiety sxs. You can contact zengar. Com for a therapist near you or for rental of a home training unit. Besides helping the anxiety neurofeedback can help in school and sports. ...Read more

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I have slight shoulder pain that came on all of a sudden. Am I having a heart attack? I'm worried and take meds for anxiety.

I have slight shoulder pain that came on all of a sudden. Am I having a heart attack? I'm worried and take meds for anxiety.

Anxiety: I understand your concern as “shoulder pain that came on all of a sudden”
Be assured that you are not having heart attack as you do not have severe chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness or sweating; and you have “slight shoulder pain”
Your Anxiety can cause shoulder pain. Anxiety can be due to stress.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Medication,
Use Breathing and Music, Yoga Relaxation ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain. Goes away with rest but keeps coming back. I think its from anxiety. I can feel it in my muscles. Can it be my spinal cord?

Neck and shoulder pain. Goes away with rest but keeps coming back. I think its from anxiety. I can feel it in my muscles. Can it be my spinal cord?

Doubt Spinal Cord: From what you are describing is most likely secondary to muscle spasm. Rest nd stretching should help. If persists, talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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My doctor perscribed me Zoloft (sertraline) for my anxiety and meloxicam? For my shoulder pain, can I get any info about these perscriptions?

Talk to your Dr.: Your doctor needs to watch you carefully while you are taking this combination since there is an increased risk of bleeding. It may be ok, but you need to know what to look for and to report it asap if you notice anything like pains, swelling, headache, dizziness, weakness, prolonged bleeding from cuts, increased menstrual flow, vaginal bleeding, nosebleeds, bleeding of gums, bloody pee or stool. ...Read more

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EKG, bloods, holter, pressure all normal. Have severe anxiety and stress still. I get left shoulder pain sometimes still.?

EKG, bloods, holter, pressure all normal. Have severe anxiety and stress still. I get left shoulder pain sometimes still.?

Muscular: If your cardiac evaluation has been completely normal then we need to consider that this is primarily shoulder, possibly muscular, tendon, or Bursa. You need to work on stress reduction coupled with a good exercise program. I would recommend you discuss this with your physician, perhaps in consultation with physical therapy, cardiology, and other musculoskeletal experts. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain from anxiety? Normal ekg, chest xray and labs. Occasional rise in BP due to anxiety (130/100). Otherwise 120/80 and below

Shoulder pain from anxiety? Normal ekg, chest xray and labs. Occasional rise in BP due to anxiety (130/100). Otherwise 120/80 and below

Different causes: If the shoulder discomfort is worse with motions, there could be a chronic tendonitis or rotator cuff problem. Anxiety shouldn't have any effect. Try applying local heat and liniment and, if you can take them, antiinflammatories such as aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen may help. If no results get a shoulder exam by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Does upper left back/shoulder pain and pain under armpit mean heart issues? Had an echocardiogram a year ago and was fine. Could it be anxiety?

Depends: Anxiety could absolutely be a cause of pain at different sites of the body. A cardiac etiology is unlikely in a person of your age. Other common causes are musculoskeletal and can be related to poor posture or old injuries. ...Read more

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Some random left shoulder pain & occasional tingling in left side of jaw & some nausea. Exercise did not worsen symptoms. Heart related or anxiety?

Some random left shoulder pain & occasional tingling in left side of jaw & some nausea. Exercise did not worsen symptoms. Heart related or anxiety?

Something else: Your symptoms don't sound like either cardiac (nor anxiety-related) symptoms especially given your age and you did not mention if you had any cardiac symptoms, your symptoms do appear to be referred from another source, perhaps stomach or esophagus. I suggest seeing your primary care physician who can evaluate your symptoms in more detail and examine you. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause tingling in tops of breasts, fingers. Back and shoulder pain. Shortness of breath. All while NOT in the midst of a panic attack?

Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, appetite changes, palpitations, and pain. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation.
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In JAN I had bad chest/shoulder pain and went to ER. They said anxiety. Pain in arm continued for a month. Now I can't catch breath, & have itching/burning in upper left part of abs. Heart issue ruled out. Xanax/PPIs don't treat. Is it really stress?

In JAN I had bad chest/shoulder pain and went to ER. They said anxiety. Pain in arm continued for a month. Now I can't catch breath, & have itching/burning in upper left part of abs. Heart issue ruled out. Xanax/PPIs don't treat. Is it really stress?

Stress: If you have given your Dr all of the information and his examination is normal and basic labs are normal including EKG and your family history of early heart disease or sudden death is negative then not likely heart disease. Attributing it to stress should mean that other causes of chest pain need to be considered. Stress often a wastebasket term we use when don't know what it is. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder blades and back, nauseated too?

Pain in shoulder blades and back, nauseated too?

Shoulder: Could come from sprains, strains, gallbladder, neurogenic, cardiac--the last of which should be dealt with emergently. ...Read more

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3 days after phyisio pain in shoulder blades and chest... Could this be from stress or phyisio?

Maybe both: If the pain is different than what you have experienced before, you may need to get it checked out to make sure it is not something unrelated. If it is a flare of the previous symptoms it may be a combination of stress and/or pt. A good pt will work with you and adjust the program so that it doesn't make your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Burning/stabbing pain in shoulder blades for about 2 wks?

Pain sources: Could be referred by aorta, disc herniation irritating nerve or acute fracture of vertebra (bone ca) should have at least an x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain in shoulder blades and hurts to breathe in?

Strained muscles.: You could have strained muscles there. An over the counter anti-inflammatory and physical therapy may take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder blades and muscles. Very loud cracking in shoulders when I lift my arms. Also suffer from migraines.?

MSK pain: Muscle spasm involving your Trapezius Muscles. Do you exercise very vigorously? Lift Weight? Or do repetitive movement involving upper arm? This can contribute to for symptoms. Apply Ice, Take Ibuprofen 3/day for 3 days Avoid above mentioned activities. And get Massage therapy.
Nothing to do with Migrain ...Read more

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Armpit swelling & burning pain for 3 weeks. Now have burning pain in shoulder blades & stiff back. Do I have cancer?

Armpit swelling & burning pain for 3 weeks. Now have burning pain in shoulder blades & stiff back. Do I have cancer?

Have anexam: The lymph nodes in your arm pits may be fighting some sort of infection and your depleted condition and tension/fatigue could have affected your back. See a Dr to find the cause (s) and get some relief. While I'd be silly to declare that you don't have cancer latent somewhere - I don't see any reason to think you do. Ask the doctor who does your exam/lab work to evaluate that possibility. Best! ...Read more

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Hi sir, I have severe pain in shoulder blades and neck, X-rays revealed straightening of C spine, Marginal Osteophyte in CV5, Marginal lipping at CV6?

Hi sir, I have severe pain in shoulder blades and neck, X-rays revealed straightening of C spine, Marginal Osteophyte in CV5, Marginal lipping at CV6?

Pain: Be careful of treating x Rays only. I need a good physical exam to determine possible pain generators and conservative treatment probably also need thoracic xray with pain around shoulder blades ...Read more

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Muscular pain in shoulder blades. Comes and goes. No SOB/cardiac signs. Pain in other joints as well. I do have Low Vit D and hypothyroid. Ideas?

Deconditioning: Most likely with your balance problem and tachycardia you are failing to exercise for >20" daily at your EHR which should be around 112 if you are otherwise healthy. Scapular pain is usually a tension aggravated neck arthritis. With a little help from Aleve (naproxen) or Rx of Celecoxib. At 60 you could easily have osteoarthritic pains that improve with activity. Move it or lose it! Walk a few miles a day ...Read more

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Neg CT and lumbar puncture but still painful headache bodyaches neck pain and cold sweats and pain in shoulder blades and ribs?

Neg CT and lumbar puncture but still painful headache bodyaches neck pain and cold sweats and pain in shoulder blades and ribs?

Arachnoid cyst: The symptoms that you describe are not associated with an arachnoid cyst. The body aches and cold sweats are indicative of a body system problem. Further tests including blood work and imaging can provide answers. Please see your primary care physician to address these symptoms. ...Read more

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Have terrible shoulder pain at night especially where the shoulder blade is and the pain is worse when lifting things. Sometimes it's pain everywhere.

Inflammation: Unless you recall a recent shoulder injury, you could have a bursitis of the shoulder. If you're able to take nsaids like ibuprofen, they may help reduce pain and inflammation. If your symptoms persist or worsen, see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder blade with deep breath?

Pain in shoulder blade with deep breath?

See your doctor: Pain with deep inhalation may be a rib slightly out of place or a myofascial injury. But it is best to make sure it's nothing worse by being examined by your physician. Then, if it's musculoskeletal, go see a good osteopath. Find one near you: http://physician. Academyofosteopathy. Org, http://www. Cranialacademy. Com or http://jamesjealous. Com/physician-directory/u-s-physician-directory/. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Muscle pain: Try ice and heat and stretching. If no relief see your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis. Could also be a nerve pain or other cause. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in shoulder blade and chest, not pleurisy?

Shoulder and chest: Pain there other than pleurisy may include cardiac, referred gallbladder, muscle strain, sprain, referred radicular pain. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in shoulder blade and hip when coughing?

What causes sharp pain in shoulder blade and hip when coughing?

Multiple answers: Sharp pain in the shoulder with coughing could represent a problem with a cervical or thoracic disc problem or possibly an issue with tendonitis in the shoulder. Less likely but possible. Definitely needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more